City of Playford


In the City of Playford, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest output by industry, generating $792 million in 2018/19.

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 Playford2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing419.38.95.3524.210.36.6-104.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services183.83.94.9153.63.04.3+30.2
Wholesale Trade128.12.74.2113.82.24.0+14.3
Retail Trade389.38.24.2346.66.84.5+42.6
Accommodation and Food Services146.33.12.8132.12.62.8+14.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing156.13.34.5178.93.55.5-22.9
Information Media and Telecommunications44.
Financial and Insurance Services89.91.96.884.81.76.6+5.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services256.55.47.9230.54.57.1+26.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services90.61.95.765.11.34.7+25.5
Administrative and Support Services169.63.62.6138.72.72.7+30.9
Public Administration and Safety208.14.44.8200.73.95.2+7.4
Education and Training299.76.34.6255.45.04.2+44.3
Health Care and Social Assistance792.416.78.1538.510.66.2+253.9
Arts and Recreation Services33.60.70.719.80.40.8+13.8
Other Services83.
Total industries4,736.1100.0100.05,086.2100.0100.0-350.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($792 million or 16.7%)
  • Construction ($780 million or 16.5%)
  • Manufacturing ($447 million or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,019 million in total or 42.6% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Playford.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 8.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 13.9% in Construction and 10.5% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (8.2% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Playford decreased by $-350 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Playford were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$254 million)
  • Construction (+$152 million)
  • Education and Training (+$44 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$43 million)

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