City of Parramatta

Value added

In the City of Parramatta, Financial and Insurance Services most productive industry, generating $5,768 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of Parramatta. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Parramatta’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
City of Parramatta2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing26.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,,
Wholesale Trade1,377.95.44.81,
Retail Trade773.43.05.1737.83.55.2+35.6
Accommodation and Food Services396.41.63.1327.71.53.0+68.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing814.23.25.8882.34.16.4-68.1
Information Media and Telecommunications412.71.63.9381.71.83.7+31.0
Financial and Insurance Services5,768.022.714.24,957.723.313.9+810.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services830.43.34.6652.23.14.0+178.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,589.76.39.91,
Administrative and Support Services1,
Public Administration and Safety2,608.210.35.42,
Education and Training904.43.65.3710.63.35.4+193.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,997.87.97.61,672.07.87.0+325.8
Arts and Recreation Services290.21.11.0199.20.90.9+91.0
Other Services423.61.72.1404.31.92.2+19.3
Total industries25,374.6100.0100.021,319.4100.0100.0+4,055.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the City of Parramatta in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (5,768 million or 22.7%)
  • Construction (2,614 million or 10.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (2,608 million or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,990 million in total or 43.3% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Parramatta.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 14.2% in Financial and Insurance Services; 8.9% in Construction and 5.4% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (22.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (10.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (0.2% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Parramatta $increased by 4,055 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Parramatta were for:

  • Construction (+$1,209 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$810 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$494 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$405 million)

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