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Berri Barmera Council area


In the Berri Barmera Council area, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $158 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Berri Barmera Council area. 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 Berri Barmera Council area’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
Berri Barmera Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing107.310.05.1134.914.67.2-27.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services106.
Wholesale Trade18.
Retail Trade58.
Accommodation and Food Services31.42.92.632.33.52.7-0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing19.01.84.724.22.65.2-5.2
Information Media and Telecommunications20.
Financial and Insurance Services37.73.56.539.34.36.8-1.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services56.55.36.847.75.26.6+8.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services37.33.55.920.62.24.9+16.7
Administrative and Support Services24.82.32.728.43.12.8-3.6
Public Administration and Safety60.
Education and Training50.34.74.535.63.94.1+14.7
Health Care and Social Assistance110.710.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services21.12.01.921.12.31.9+0.0
Total industries1,070.2100.0100.0924.0100.0100.0+146.2

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 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 Berri Barmera Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($158 million or 14.7%)
  • Construction ($150 million or 14.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($111 million or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $418 million in total or 39.1% of the total output by total industry in the the Berri Barmera Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 11.1% in Manufacturing; 14.0% in Construction and 8.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of the Berri Barmera Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (9.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (14.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.5% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Berri Barmera Council area increased by $146 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Berri Barmera Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$82 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$29 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$17 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$17 million)

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