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Worker productivity

In the Canberra Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $766,011 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
Canberra Region - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$NSW $$NSW $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90,15686,503102,718100,274-12,561
Mining766,011280,171533,880242,031+232,130
Manufacturing95,229105,779103,253124,561-8,023
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services315,883289,206317,043300,431-1,161
Construction102,679113,66095,32295,471+7,357
Wholesale Trade110,752136,73294,725124,880+16,027
Retail Trade52,59759,49546,75853,654+5,839
Accommodation and Food Services57,82656,22153,79356,121+4,033
Transport, Postal and Warehousing95,044117,38487,700110,804+7,343
Information Media and Telecommunications141,788225,880134,350209,739+7,438
Financial and Insurance Services277,208334,450247,165296,630+30,043
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services216,269278,842153,431202,533+62,838
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services99,552120,30292,872113,446+6,680
Administrative and Support Services75,967122,96977,218124,044-1,251
Public Administration and Safety133,670113,472126,246110,921+7,424
Education and Training74,11681,81973,63184,261+485
Health Care and Social Assistance78,88779,24367,10571,002+11,783
Arts and Recreation Services90,77688,43493,57793,964-2,801
Other Services59,76770,06859,49568,021+272

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 2014-15 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, NSW: $86,503 Mining, NSW: $280,171 Manufacturing, NSW: $105,779 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: $289,206 Construction, NSW: $113,660 Wholesale Trade, NSW: $136,732 Retail Trade, NSW: $59,495 Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: $56,221 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: $117,384 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: $225,880 Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: $334,450 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: $278,842 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: $120,302 Administrative and Support Services, NSW: $122,969 Public Administration and Safety, NSW: $113,472 Education and Training, NSW: $81,819 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: $79,243 Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: $88,434 Other Services, NSW: $70,068 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: $90,156 Mining, Canberra Region: $766,011 Manufacturing, Canberra Region: $95,229 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: $315,883 Construction, Canberra Region: $102,679 Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: $110,752 Retail Trade, Canberra Region: $52,597 Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: $57,826 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: $95,044 Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: $141,788 Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: $277,208 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: $216,269 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: $99,552 Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: $75,967 Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: $133,670 Education and Training, Canberra Region: $74,116 Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: $78,887 Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: $90,776 Other Services, Canberra Region: $59,767
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, Canberra Region: -$12,561 Mining, Canberra Region: +$232,130 Manufacturing, Canberra Region: -$8,023 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: -$1,161 Construction, Canberra Region: +$7,357 Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: +$16,027 Retail Trade, Canberra Region: +$5,839 Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: +$4,033 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: +$7,343 Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: +$7,438 Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: +$30,043 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: +$62,838 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: +$6,680 Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: -$1,251 Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: +$7,424 Education and Training, Canberra Region: +$485 Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: +$11,783 Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: -$2,801 Other Services, Canberra Region: +$272
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 Canberra Region in 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($766,011)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($315,883)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($277,208)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in NSW were for $280,171 in Mining; $289,206 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $334,450 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($766,011 compared to $280,171)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($141,788 compared to $225,880)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($216,269 compared to $278,842)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($277,208 compared to $334,450)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Canberra Region increased by $5,350 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Canberra Region were for:

  • Mining (+$232,130)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$62,838)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$30,043)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$16,027)

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