City of Salisbury

Value added

In the City of Salisbury, Public Administration and Safety most productive industry, generating $1,736 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of Salisbury. 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 City of Salisbury’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
City of Salisbury2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing98.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services115.41.84.1114.91.94.3+0.6
Wholesale Trade650.110.05.4475.27.94.9+175.0
Retail Trade335.45.25.9322.25.46.0+13.2
Accommodation and Food Services100.11.52.7112.01.93.0-11.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing377.45.84.1529.88.85.1-152.4
Information Media and Telecommunications79.
Financial and Insurance Services102.31.68.0115.41.98.4-13.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services103.81.62.893.31.62.7+10.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services244.23.86.3201.93.45.4+42.3
Administrative and Support Services138.22.13.0150.42.53.5-12.1
Public Administration and Safety1,736.126.87.11,413.923.66.7+322.2
Education and Training443.76.87.1400.86.77.1+43.0
Health Care and Social Assistance398.76.212.2360.86.010.2+37.9
Arts and Recreation Services28.20.40.716.80.30.8+11.5
Other Services126.62.02.1119.32.02.4+7.3
Total industries6,480.2100.0100.05,987.0100.0100.0+493.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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 City of Salisbury in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (1,736 million or 26.8%)
  • Manufacturing (813 million or 12.5%)
  • Wholesale Trade (650 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,199 million in total or 49.4% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Salisbury.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 7.1% in Public Administration and Safety; 7.8% in Manufacturing and 5.4% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the City of Salisbury and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (26.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (6.2% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (12.5% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Salisbury $increased by 493 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Salisbury were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$322 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$175 million)
  • Education and Training (+$43 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$42 million)

City of Salisbury

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