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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $374,687 per worker in 2014/15.

Worker productivity by industry is calculated by dividing the industry value add by the number of persons employed in that industry. It shows which industries generate the most value add per employee. Some industry sectors, such as retail trade, are not highly productive per worker, but they employ a lot of people. Other industries, such as mining, employ fewer people but generate high levels of productivity. Each plays an important role in the economy.

Worker productivity data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE), to see the relative size of employment in each industry, and with Local workers income to see how many local workers are actually each in each industry, and with Sources of income data to see whether employment is the main way income is derived.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
City of Adelaide - Constant prices2014/152009/10Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing170,255138,221154,519154,473+15,736
Mining73,452420,82499,312288,314-25,860
Manufacturing90,75895,55484,66490,928+6,094
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services374,687309,300401,955348,804-27,269
Construction250,997101,454186,25085,323+64,747
Wholesale Trade166,725146,224174,485144,826-7,760
Retail Trade61,27353,91459,04051,957+2,233
Accommodation and Food Services48,20843,33851,42444,751-3,215
Transport, Postal and Warehousing110,818102,031130,712125,027-19,894
Information Media and Telecommunications208,566190,727189,938179,402+18,628
Financial and Insurance Services291,646293,200254,159253,111+37,487
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services236,967197,790156,443133,067+80,524
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services103,26798,97594,79190,349+8,477
Administrative and Support Services130,93693,739133,02998,447-2,094
Public Administration and Safety85,11097,65176,18288,010+8,928
Education and Training100,28773,58899,80272,074+486
Health Care and Social Assistance81,97578,60480,45873,650+1,518
Arts and Recreation Services87,83874,94887,32073,257+518
Other Services69,66662,77074,43665,432-4,770

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2013-14 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2014/15
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: $138,221 Mining, South Australia: $420,824 Manufacturing, South Australia: $95,554 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $309,300 Construction, South Australia: $101,454 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $146,224 Retail Trade, South Australia: $53,914 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $43,338 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $102,031 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $190,727 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $293,200 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $197,790 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $98,975 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $93,739 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $97,651 Education and Training, South Australia: $73,588 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $78,604 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $74,948 Other Services, South Australia: $62,770 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $170,255 Mining, City of Adelaide: $73,452 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $90,758 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $374,687 Construction, City of Adelaide: $250,997 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $166,725 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $61,273 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $48,208 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $110,818 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $208,566 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $291,646 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $236,967 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $103,267 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $130,936 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $85,110 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $100,287 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $81,975 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: $87,838 Other Services, City of Adelaide: $69,666
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +$15,736 Mining, City of Adelaide: -$25,860 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +$6,094 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -$27,269 Construction, City of Adelaide: +$64,747 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -$7,760 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$2,233 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -$3,215 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -$19,894 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$18,628 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$37,487 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$80,524 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$8,477 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -$2,094 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$8,928 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +$486 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$1,518 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$518 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -$4,770
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in City of Adelaide in 2014/15 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($374,687)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($291,646)
  • Construction ($250,997)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $309,300 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $293,200 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $101,454 in Construction.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($250,997 compared to $101,454)
  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($374,687 compared to $309,300)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($236,967 compared to $197,790)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($73,452 compared to $420,824)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $5,817 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$80,524)
  • Construction (+$64,747)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$37,487)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$27,269)

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