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Southern Flinders Region


In Southern Flinders Region, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $706 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing385.815.35.3543.022.46.6-157.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services223.88.94.9107.94.54.3+115.9
Wholesale Trade88.
Retail Trade92.
Accommodation and Food Services52.92.12.857.72.42.8-4.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing70.32.84.5110.04.55.5-39.7
Information Media and Telecommunications18.
Financial and Insurance Services65.82.66.864.12.66.6+1.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services66.82.67.971.32.97.1-4.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services31.61.35.723.91.04.7+7.7
Administrative and Support Services33.11.32.629.51.22.7+3.6
Public Administration and Safety58.02.34.867.42.85.2-9.4
Education and Training103.34.14.686.43.64.2+16.9
Health Care and Social Assistance202.78.08.1138.95.76.2+63.8
Arts and Recreation Services4.
Other Services45.
Total industries2,527.1100.0100.02,419.2100.0100.0+107.8

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 Southern Flinders Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($706 million or 27.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($386 million or 15.3%)
  • Construction ($232 million or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,323 million in total or 52.4% of the total output by total industry in the Southern Flinders Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 10.5% in Manufacturing; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 13.9% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of Southern Flinders Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (27.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (9.2% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Southern Flinders Region increased by $108 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Southern Flinders Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$129 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$116 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$64 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$24 million)

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