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5220.0.55.002 - Information paper: Gross State Product using the Production approach GSP(P), 2007  
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HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Definition and scope

The Health and community services industry includes all units mainly engaged in providing health and community services.


ANZSIC Division O, Health and community services, consists of two sub-divisions:

  • Health services (sub-division 86)
  • Community services (sub-division 87).


Summary of GSP(P) sources and methods

The methodology for Health and community services uses an output indicator approach to compile state by industry GVA estimates. Output volumes are derived using both quantity revaluation and price deflation methods.


The current price output estimates include nine components - public hospitals, private hospitals, public psychiatric hospitals, private psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, public health insurance, private health insurance, veterinary services and childcare. Output volumes are derived using quantity revaluation of the state output for Health and community services for the first seven components listed above and price deflation for the last two components.


As latest year output data are not available for all components, only the four available components are used to extrapolate the total state current price output. These four components are nursing homes, veterinary services, private health insurance and public health insurance.


Public hospitals, private hospitals and public psychiatric hospitals data are sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Private psychiatric hospitals data are sourced from ABS Private Hospitals, Australia (cat. no. 4390.0). Public health insurance data are sourced from Medicare. Private health insurance data are sourced from the Private Health Insurance Administration Council. Nursing homes data are sourced from the Department of Health and Ageing. Veterinary services data are sourced from ABS Retail Trade, Australia and childcare data are sourced from the Department of Family and Community Services.


The state output indicators are used to derive volume measures of GVA for Health and community services. The state volume GVAs are benchmarked to the annual national industry volume GVA.



Results for Health and community services

Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06

Values ($m)

New South Wales
14 868
15 730
16 273
16 829
17 638
18 204
Victoria
11 269
11 879
12 583
13 023
13 618
14 241
Queensland
7 603
8 050
8 317
8 688
9 183
9 716
South Australia
3 627
3 787
3 939
4 066
4 266
4 449
Western Australia
4 674
4 836
5 103
5 209
5 452
5 680
Tasmania
1 170
1 279
1 279
1 309
1 346
1 388
Northern Territory
486
521
566
588
619
655
Australian Capital Territory
880
919
972
1 032
1 076
1 122
Australia
44 582
47 008
49 036
50 745
53 197
55 455

Percentage changes from previous year (%)

New South Wales
4.0
5.8
3.5
3.4
4.8
3.2
Victoria
4.3
5.4
5.9
3.5
4.6
4.6
Queensland
5.7
5.9
3.3
4.5
5.7
5.8
South Australia
6.3
4.4
4.0
3.2
4.9
4.3
Western Australia
5.5
3.5
5.5
2.1
4.7
4.2
Tasmania
2.2
9.3
-
2.3
2.8
3.1
Northern Territory
3.4
7.3
8.6
4.0
5.1
5.9
Australian Capital Territory
4.8
4.4
5.8
6.2
4.2
4.3
Australia
4.7
5.4
4.3
3.5
4.8
4.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) At basic prices.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2004-05.

Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)-Percentage changes
Graph: Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)–Percentage changes


Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)-Percentage changes
Graph: Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)–Percentage changes


Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)-Percentage changes
Graph: Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)–Percentage changes


Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)-Percentage changes
Graph: Health and community services gross value added(a), Chain volume measures(b)–Percentage changes



Throughout the time series all states experienced positive growth in the Health and community services industry. New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland exhibited a similar growth pattern to Australia throughout the time series. Western Australia and Tasmania exhibited a growth similar to Australia up to 1996-97 and the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory up to 1999-2000 after which differences emerged. In 2005-06, Queensland and the Northern Territory had strong growth of 5.8% and 5.9% respectively.

Health and community services gross value added, State shares - Current prices

1989-90
1994-95
1999-00
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
%
%
%
%
%
%

New South Wales
34.3
32.2
34.2
33.5
33.2
32.5
Victoria
26.9
27.2
25.2
25.3
25.6
25.0
Queensland
14.1
15.9
16.3
16.9
17.3
18.3
South Australia
10.0
9.7
8.5
8.1
8.0
8.0
Western Australia
9.4
9.7
10.2
10.6
10.2
10.4
Tasmania
2.8
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.6
Northern Territory
1.0
1.0
1.2
1.1
1.2
1.2
Australian Capital Territory
1.6
1.7
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.9
Australia
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0


The Australian Health and community services industry is dominated by New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, which together accounted for 75.8% of Australian Health and community services GVA in 2005-06. There has not been any significant change in state shares for this industry over the time series, except for Queensland which has had growth from 14.1% in 1989-90 to 18.3% in 2005-06.

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