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Value added

In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing most productive industry, generating $457 million in 2018/19.

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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing443.717.06.3446.418.66.4-2.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services54.
Wholesale Trade89.
Retail Trade213.68.25.8144.16.05.5+69.5
Accommodation and Food Services90.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing77.63.04.799.64.15.1-21.9
Information Media and Telecommunications37.21.42.518.50.82.1+18.7
Financial and Insurance Services109.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services44.21.72.842.51.82.7+1.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services73.52.85.865.92.75.4+7.6
Administrative and Support Services87.
Public Administration and Safety62.82.46.652.92.26.5+9.9
Education and Training192.97.46.8163.06.86.8+30.0
Health Care and Social Assistance244.49.411.9177.27.410.0+67.2
Arts and Recreation Services14.60.60.714.30.60.9+0.4
Other Services64.62.52.550.72.12.4+14.0
Total industries2,602.3100.0100.02,401.5100.0100.0+200.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (457 million or 17.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (444 million or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (244 million or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,145 million in total or 44.0% of the total value added by industry in the RDA BGLAP Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 7.2% in Manufacturing; 6.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 11.9% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (17.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (4.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (2.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in RDA BGLAP Region $increased by 201 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in RDA BGLAP Region were for:

  • Retail Trade (+$70 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$67 million)
  • Education and Training (+$30 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$25 million)

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