RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Value added

In the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing most productive industry, generating $930 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 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 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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing930.329.16.3918.131.86.4+12.2
Mining16.30.53.310.70.44.8+5.6
Manufacturing252.47.97.2285.29.99.1-32.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.85.04.292.33.23.7+68.5
Construction291.39.18.5212.07.38.5+79.3
Wholesale Trade170.75.35.2144.45.05.3+26.3
Retail Trade171.85.45.8154.25.35.5+17.5
Accommodation and Food Services85.92.73.078.42.72.9+7.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing128.84.04.7158.25.55.1-29.5
Information Media and Telecommunications39.11.22.521.70.82.1+17.3
Financial and Insurance Services97.03.09.099.93.58.7-2.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services79.72.52.846.91.62.7+32.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services47.81.55.839.31.45.4+8.5
Administrative and Support Services65.92.13.267.72.33.3-1.8
Public Administration and Safety148.34.66.6127.84.46.5+20.5
Education and Training162.85.16.8141.94.96.8+20.9
Health Care and Social Assistance267.88.411.9217.17.510.0+50.7
Arts and Recreation Services18.10.60.720.20.70.9-2.0
Other Services59.41.92.551.51.82.4+7.9
Total industries3,194.1100.0100.02,887.5100.0100.0+306.6

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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (930 million or 29.1%)
  • Construction (291 million or 9.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (268 million or 8.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,489 million in total or 46.6% of the total value added by industry in the the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 6.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.5% in Construction and 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (29.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (3.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (8.4% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region $increased by 307 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Construction (+$79 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$69 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$51 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$33 million)

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