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In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $1,704 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in RDA BGLAP Region. 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 RDA BGLAP Region’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
RDA BGLAP Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing618.29.95.1776.614.37.2-158.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.
Wholesale Trade134.62.24.0121.92.23.9+12.7
Retail Trade337.45.44.1261.94.84.4+75.5
Accommodation and Food Services192.03.12.6180.03.32.7+12.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing214.23.44.7221.14.15.2-6.9
Information Media and Telecommunications74.11.22.940.30.72.1+33.8
Financial and Insurance Services195.93.16.5152.72.86.8+43.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services261.04.26.8242.54.56.6+18.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services202.03.25.9139.62.64.9+62.5
Administrative and Support Services187.63.02.7170.73.12.8+17.0
Public Administration and Safety121.
Education and Training294.04.74.5222.04.14.1+72.0
Health Care and Social Assistance361.05.88.2260.64.86.5+100.4
Arts and Recreation Services39.70.60.927.30.50.8+12.4
Other Services118.61.91.996.91.81.9+21.7
Total industries6,249.4100.0100.05,433.0100.0100.0+816.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 RDA BGLAP Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,704 million or 27.3%)
  • Construction ($976 million or 15.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($618 million or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,299 million in total or 52.8% of the total output by total industry in the RDA BGLAP Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 11.1% in Manufacturing; 14.0% in Construction and 5.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between output by industries of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (27.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.9% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Public Administration and Safety (1.9% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in RDA BGLAP Region increased by $816 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in RDA BGLAP Region were for:

  • Construction (+$207 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$201 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$100 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$76 million)

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