RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Value added

In the Limestone Coast region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing most productive industry, generating $1,166 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Limestone Coast 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 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 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
Limestone Coast region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,166.135.26.31,062.634.56.4+103.5
Mining11.40.33.316.90.54.8-5.5
Manufacturing409.912.47.2413.113.49.1-3.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.32.44.248.01.63.7+32.3
Construction169.95.18.5186.06.08.5-16.1
Wholesale Trade143.24.35.2137.34.55.3+5.9
Retail Trade195.25.95.8181.75.95.5+13.5
Accommodation and Food Services91.02.73.083.02.72.9+7.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing94.72.94.7131.94.35.1-37.2
Information Media and Telecommunications35.71.12.521.40.72.1+14.3
Financial and Insurance Services128.93.99.0133.44.38.7-4.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services66.32.02.844.81.52.7+21.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services68.52.15.855.11.85.4+13.4
Administrative and Support Services51.71.63.254.31.83.3-2.6
Public Administration and Safety107.33.26.692.03.06.5+15.3
Education and Training170.15.16.8150.44.96.8+19.7
Health Care and Social Assistance244.27.411.9197.16.410.0+47.1
Arts and Recreation Services7.20.20.711.20.40.9-4.0
Other Services71.92.22.560.42.02.4+11.5
Total industries3,313.5100.0100.03,080.6100.0100.0+232.9

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,166 million or 35.2%)
  • Manufacturing (410 million or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (244 million or 7.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,820 million in total or 54.9% of the total value added by industry in the the Limestone Coast region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 6.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.2% in Manufacturing and 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (35.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (12.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (3.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (7.4% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Limestone Coast region $increased by 233 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$104 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$47 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$32 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$22 million)

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