Shoalhaven City

Value added

In Shoalhaven City, Construction most productive industry, generating $651 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Shoalhaven City. 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 Shoalhaven City’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
Shoalhaven City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing132.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services227.45.52.4108.72.82.6+118.7
Wholesale Trade82.02.05.375.82.05.2+6.2
Retail Trade246.36.05.4257.86.75.2-11.5
Accommodation and Food Services171.94.22.6193.15.03.0-21.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing127.23.15.3160.24.26.4-33.0
Information Media and Telecommunications48.21.23.745.31.23.4+2.8
Financial and Insurance Services102.02.512.7111.82.913.3-9.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services160.53.94.6170.44.44.4-9.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services207.35.010.7169.64.48.9+37.7
Administrative and Support Services141.63.44.4180.44.74.7-38.8
Public Administration and Safety607.714.85.7687.717.95.4-79.9
Education and Training230.45.65.9230.66.06.0-0.2
Health Care and Social Assistance448.810.98.5406.810.67.1+42.0
Arts and Recreation Services27.10.70.934.10.90.9-7.0
Other Services105.62.61.985.42.22.1+20.2
Total industries4,116.8100.0100.03,846.4100.0100.0+270.4

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 Shoalhaven City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (651 million or 15.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (608 million or 14.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (449 million or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,707 million in total or 41.5% of the total value added by industry in the Shoalhaven City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 8.7% in Construction; 5.7% in Public Administration and Safety and 8.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Shoalhaven City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (14.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (15.8% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Shoalhaven City $increased by 270 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$119 million)
  • Construction (+$110 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$77 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$44 million)

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