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RDA BGLAP Region

Value added

In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing most productive industry, generating $485 million in 2019/20.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in RDA BGLAP Region. 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 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 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
RDA BGLAP Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing277.311.05.2311.212.96.1-33.9
Mining32.51.34.336.91.55.5-4.4
Manufacturing484.519.37.4554.922.99.0-70.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services56.12.24.339.31.64.1+16.8
Construction231.69.28.1252.010.48.3-20.5
Wholesale Trade69.72.84.875.63.15.2-5.9
Retail Trade205.18.25.7154.36.45.5+50.8
Accommodation and Food Services87.63.52.794.83.93.0-7.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing85.83.44.5100.04.15.0-14.2
Information Media and Telecommunications26.71.12.219.00.81.9+7.6
Financial and Insurance Services126.85.09.0100.44.19.0+26.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services47.11.92.845.21.92.6+2.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92.23.76.269.42.95.2+22.7
Administrative and Support Services93.43.73.389.33.73.5+4.1
Public Administration and Safety75.13.07.252.72.26.6+22.4
Education and Training203.88.16.9165.96.96.5+38.0
Health Care and Social Assistance245.69.812.3192.07.910.0+53.6
Arts and Recreation Services14.50.60.812.00.50.8+2.5
Other Services60.52.42.354.62.32.3+5.9
Total industries2,515.9100.0100.02,419.4100.0100.0+96.4

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

  • Manufacturing (485 million or 19.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (277 million or 11.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (246 million or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,007 million in total or 40.0% of the total value added by industry in the RDA BGLAP Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 7.4% in Manufacturing; 5.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the value added by industries of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (19.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (3.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (5.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in RDA BGLAP Region $increased by 96 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$54 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$51 million)
  • Education and Training (+$38 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$26 million)

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