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Southern Mallee District Council


In the Southern Mallee District Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $177 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Southern Mallee District Council. 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 Southern Mallee District Council’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
Southern Mallee District Council2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing176.664.55.1322.381.57.2-145.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services005.
Wholesale Trade13.
Retail Trade6.
Accommodation and Food Services3.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9.
Information Media and Telecommunications002.9002.1--
Financial and Insurance Services3.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services006.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.
Administrative and Support Services1.
Public Administration and Safety5.
Education and Training6.
Health Care and Social Assistance12.
Arts and Recreation Services000.9000.8--
Other Services3.
Total industries273.6100.0100.0395.2100.0100.0-121.6

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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($177 million or 64.5%)
  • Construction ($22 million or 8.2%)
  • Wholesale Trade ($14 million or 5.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $213 million in total or 77.7% of the total output by total industry in the the Southern Mallee District Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 5.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.0% in Construction and 4.0% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between output by industries of the Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (64.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (8.2% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.4% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Southern Mallee District Council decreased by $-122 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Southern Mallee District Council were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$6 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$5 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$4 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$4 million)

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