City of Playford


In the City of Playford, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $1,187 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Playford. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Playford’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 get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

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

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
City of Playford2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing384.16.95.8351.17.15.6+33.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services169.43.04.6190.73.84.9-21.3
Wholesale Trade298.55.34.898.52.04.0+200.0
Retail Trade346.56.24.1360.87.34.5-14.3
Accommodation and Food Services119.12.12.5134.02.72.8-14.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing237.24.23.9194.13.94.8+43.2
Information Media and Telecommunications46.60.82.624.40.52.2+22.2
Financial and Insurance Services94.61.76.688.81.86.7+5.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services241.74.36.6229.44.66.7+12.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services96.
Administrative and Support Services150.22.72.4162.73.32.7-12.5
Public Administration and Safety233.74.25.5209.14.25.1+24.6
Education and Training345.16.24.8294.05.94.8+51.1
Health Care and Social Assistance908.116.28.2664.813.47.1+243.3
Arts and Recreation Services49.20.90.820.30.40.8+29.0
Other Services90.
Total industries5,591.6100.0100.04,965.6100.0100.0+625.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the City of Playford in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($1,187 million or 21.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($908 million or 16.2%)
  • Manufacturing ($563 million or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,658 million in total or 47.5% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Playford.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 13.2% in Construction; 8.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 11.6% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.2% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Playford increased by $626 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Playford were for:

  • Construction (+$558 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$243 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$200 million)
  • Education and Training (+$51 million)

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