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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $327,948 per worker in 2015/16.

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 prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$Greater Adelaide $$Greater Adelaide $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing167,262140,280178,914152,353-11,653
Mining117,340132,21188,05596,798+29,285
Manufacturing93,25191,56087,91491,102+5,337
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services327,948279,236374,062314,120-46,114
Construction241,112106,301158,95995,236+82,153
Wholesale Trade163,032140,487168,401142,904-5,369
Retail Trade60,48354,06159,05250,923+1,431
Accommodation and Food Services48,56942,22147,01741,879+1,553
Transport, Postal and Warehousing138,801128,707154,991142,085-16,190
Information Media and Telecommunications199,516184,263182,010172,699+17,506
Financial and Insurance Services280,390284,629252,431255,558+27,958
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260,754207,255164,019130,363+96,735
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services111,142107,43699,27196,059+11,871
Administrative and Support Services141,740101,841148,289108,573-6,549
Public Administration and Safety90,873107,27974,94689,167+15,927
Education and Training100,71276,44196,20373,880+4,509
Health Care and Social Assistance87,78785,27679,25077,134+8,537
Arts and Recreation Services95,05681,60188,12176,748+6,935
Other Services74,54966,54871,61064,903+2,939

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 2015-16 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 2015/16
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: $140,280 Mining, Greater Adelaide: $132,211 Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: $91,560 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: $279,236 Construction, Greater Adelaide: $106,301 Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: $140,487 Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: $54,061 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: $42,221 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: $128,707 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: $184,263 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: $284,629 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: $207,255 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: $107,436 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: $101,841 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: $107,279 Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: $76,441 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: $85,276 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: $81,601 Other Services, Greater Adelaide: $66,548 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $167,262 Mining, City of Adelaide: $117,340 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $93,251 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $327,948 Construction, City of Adelaide: $241,112 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $163,032 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $60,483 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $48,569 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $138,801 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $199,516 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $280,390 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $260,754 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $111,142 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $141,740 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $90,873 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $100,712 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $87,787 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: $95,056 Other Services, City of Adelaide: $74,549
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, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -$11,653 Mining, City of Adelaide: +$29,285 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +$5,337 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -$46,114 Construction, City of Adelaide: +$82,153 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -$5,369 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$1,431 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +$1,553 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -$16,190 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$17,506 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$27,958 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$96,735 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$11,871 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -$6,549 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$15,927 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +$4,509 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$8,537 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$6,935 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +$2,939
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 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($327,948)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($280,390)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($260,754)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Adelaide were for $279,236 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $284,629 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $207,255 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

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

  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($241,112 compared to $106,301)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($260,754 compared to $207,255)
  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($327,948 compared to $279,236)
  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($141,740 compared to $101,841)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $10,158 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$96,735)
  • Construction (+$82,153)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$46,114)
  • Mining (+$29,285)

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