RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region


In the Limestone Coast region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $2,075 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Limestone Coast 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 the Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,074.830.15.32,317.433.76.6-242.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services209.93.04.9104.51.54.3+105.4
Wholesale Trade235.73.44.2214.63.14.0+21.1
Retail Trade306.54.44.2316.94.64.5-10.4
Accommodation and Food Services183.42.72.8173.02.52.8+10.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing207.83.04.5307.54.55.5-99.7
Information Media and Telecommunications73.
Financial and Insurance Services199.92.96.8205.93.06.6-6.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services405.35.97.9265.63.97.1+139.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services151.52.25.7106.31.54.7+45.2
Administrative and Support Services92.51.32.696.21.42.7-3.8
Public Administration and Safety157.02.34.8156.22.35.2+0.8
Education and Training238.73.54.6202.42.94.2+36.3
Health Care and Social Assistance351.15.18.1260.83.86.2+90.3
Arts and Recreation Services15.30.20.721.70.30.8-6.4
Other Services138.22.02.1115.61.72.0+22.6
Total industries6,903.3100.0100.06,870.4100.0100.0+32.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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 Limestone Coast region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($2,075 million or 30.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,226 million or 17.8%)
  • Construction ($609 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,910 million in total or 56.6% of the total output by total industry in the the Limestone Coast region.

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

The major differences between output by industries of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (30.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (17.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (8.8% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.9% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Limestone Coast region increased by $33 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Limestone Coast region were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$140 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$105 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$90 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$45 million)

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