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Light Regional Council


In Light Regional Council, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $577 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Light Regional Council. 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 Light Regional Council’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
Light Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing274.018.35.3345.125.56.6-71.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services18.
Wholesale Trade43.
Retail Trade36.
Accommodation and Food Services26.11.72.826.01.92.8+0.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing37.62.54.571.25.35.5-33.6
Information Media and Telecommunications23.
Financial and Insurance Services6.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services42.32.87.928.92.17.1+13.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services36.12.45.726.92.04.7+9.2
Administrative and Support Services19.01.32.612.30.92.7+6.7
Public Administration and Safety15.91.14.814.01.05.2+1.9
Education and Training86.95.84.665.64.94.2+21.3
Health Care and Social Assistance36.
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services18.
Total industries1,494.9100.0100.01,350.9100.0100.0+144.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Light Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($577 million or 38.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($274 million or 18.3%)
  • Construction ($166 million or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,018 million in total or 68.1% of the total output by total industry in the Light Regional Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 10.5% in Manufacturing; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 13.9% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (38.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (0.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.4% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Light Regional Council increased by $144 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Light Regional Council were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$143 million)
  • Education and Training (+$21 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$19 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$13 million)

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