RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region


In the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $2,322 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,322.029.85.12,936.240.37.2-614.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services262.73.45.0205.02.84.4+57.7
Wholesale Trade285.93.74.0259.83.63.9+26.1
Retail Trade292.13.74.1277.03.84.4+15.1
Accommodation and Food Services174.92.22.6167.82.32.7+7.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing362.94.74.7322.14.45.2+40.7
Information Media and Telecommunications81.61.02.937.70.52.1+43.9
Financial and Insurance Services156.42.06.5153.62.16.8+2.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services291.93.76.8245.93.46.6+46.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services132.61.75.978.01.14.9+54.6
Administrative and Support Services138.01.82.7151.42.12.8-13.4
Public Administration and Safety272.93.55.1213.92.95.1+59.0
Education and Training241.63.14.5188.42.64.1+53.2
Health Care and Social Assistance439.65.68.2316.84.36.5+122.8
Arts and Recreation Services53.70.70.928.40.40.8+25.3
Other Services104.01.31.997.71.31.9+6.4
Total industries7,799.5100.0100.07,282.9100.0100.0+516.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($2,322 million or 29.8%)
  • Construction ($1,256 million or 16.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($913 million or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,491 million in total or 57.6% of the total output by total industry in the the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 5.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.0% in Construction and 11.1% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between output by industries of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (29.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (0.2% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region increased by $517 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region were for:

  • Construction (+$491 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$123 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$109 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$59 million)

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