RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region


In the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $1,304 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,303.621.75.31,262.720.86.6+40.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services96.31.64.9108.51.84.3-12.3
Wholesale Trade201.63.44.2151.02.54.0+50.6
Retail Trade213.03.54.2213.03.54.5+0.0
Accommodation and Food Services156.42.62.8151.52.52.8+4.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing261.54.34.5359.15.95.5-97.6
Information Media and Telecommunications19.
Financial and Insurance Services147.62.56.8142.82.36.6+4.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services237.63.97.9230.53.87.1+7.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services129.52.25.785.61.44.7+43.9
Administrative and Support Services114.21.92.6108.11.82.7+6.0
Public Administration and Safety148.52.54.8148.32.45.2+0.2
Education and Training225.53.74.6193.83.24.2+31.7
Health Care and Social Assistance325.55.48.1240.44.06.2+85.1
Arts and Recreation Services14.10.20.717.50.30.8-3.5
Other Services88.
Total industries6,016.9100.0100.06,081.6100.0100.0-64.7

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,304 million or 21.7%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,124 million or 18.7%)
  • Mining ($617 million or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,045 million in total or 50.6% of the total output by total industry in the the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.5% in Manufacturing and 3.4% in Mining.

The major differences between output by industries of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (18.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (10.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.5% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by $-65 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$85 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$51 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$44 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$41 million)

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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