RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region


In Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $904 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Mid North 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 Mid North 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
Mid North Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing903.736.45.11,212.549.27.2-308.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services87.
Wholesale Trade87.
Retail Trade65.
Accommodation and Food Services56.32.32.655.22.22.7+1.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing59.42.44.773.43.05.2-13.9
Information Media and Telecommunications51.02.12.910.70.42.1+40.3
Financial and Insurance Services97.33.96.554.22.26.8+43.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services36.31.56.843.91.86.6-7.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services39.01.65.932.21.34.9+6.8
Administrative and Support Services31.31.32.727.51.12.8+3.8
Public Administration and Safety53.
Education and Training73.73.04.556.62.34.1+17.1
Health Care and Social Assistance112.
Arts and Recreation Services4.
Other Services32.91.31.925.61.01.9+7.3
Total industries2,480.0100.0100.02,463.9100.0100.0+16.1

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 Mid North Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($904 million or 36.4%)
  • Construction ($355 million or 14.3%)
  • Manufacturing ($306 million or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,565 million in total or 63.1% of the total output by total industry in the Mid North 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 Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (36.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (4.5% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Mid North Region increased by $16 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Mid North Region were for:

  • Construction (+$173 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$43 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$40 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$29 million)

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