Our common ground

France and South Australia share a common ecosystem of industries; with opportunities for business and investors to collaborate and partner, share best practices and help one another grow – no matter which hemisphere we’re working in.

Comparisons between France and South Australia show that we face similar challenges.

 

South Australia [1]

France [2]

Gross Domestic (State) Product per capita
(Converted at current exchange rates for ease of comparison)

A$58,253
(€39,694)
(2014-15)

(A$49,886)
€33,990
(2015)

GDP/GSP annual growth rate

1.6%
(2014-15)

1.2%
(2015)

Population (December 2015)

1.7 million

64.5 million

Population annual growth rate (year to Dec 2015)

0.7%

0.4%

Land mass

984,377 km²

643,801 km²

[1] Figures for South Australia and Australia: http://www.abs.gov.au/ (various publications)
[2] www.focus-economics.com/countries/france

Shared industries

Major industries
(by share of total employment)

South Australia
(year to May 2016)

France
(2014)

Public administration, education, health care and social services, arts and recreation services

31.1%

31.0%

Wholesale and retail trade

14.1%

12.9%

Manufacturing (includes foods, beverages, machinery, transport equipment and other industrial products)

8.9%

9.5%

Scientific and technical services; administrative and support services

10.5%

9.5%

Construction

7.4%

6.6%

Other services

4.1%

5.6%

Transport, postal and warehousing

4.5%

5.5%

Accommodation and food services

7.0%

3.5%

Financial and insurance services

2.7%

3.3%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

4.4%

2.8%

Information Media and Telecommunications

1.3%

2.8%

Mining; Energy, water and waste management services

2.3%

1.6%

Rental, hiring and real estate services

1.5%

1.6%

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