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Worker productivity

In West Coast Council area, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $380,526 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
West Coast Council area - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$Greater Hobart $$Greater Hobart $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing324,590245,618190,813207,081+133,777
Mining134,587109,077114,640100,019+19,948
Manufacturing79,60692,42599,21489,395-19,609
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services332,109303,996313,332332,490+18,777
Construction141,73198,257126,65688,151+15,074
Wholesale Trade100,39193,95392,06095,810+8,331
Retail Trade52,00955,74342,85651,646+9,154
Accommodation and Food Services47,99144,13138,83342,400+9,159
Transport, Postal and Warehousing167,634156,434137,504151,016+30,130
Information Media and Telecommunications166,341190,112135,315158,962+31,026
Financial and Insurance Services380,526236,104322,407241,987+58,119
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services137,814179,58285,809144,850+52,004
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services50,18074,30836,18362,281+13,997
Administrative and Support Services103,24668,037103,59180,142-345
Public Administration and Safety68,36970,79768,21279,052+157
Education and Training69,74177,04759,10277,494+10,639
Health Care and Social Assistance106,16878,50865,98264,172+40,186
Arts and Recreation Services50,72341,32841,47141,754+9,252
Other Services90,47061,12873,98660,109+16,484

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 Hobart: $245,618 Mining, Greater Hobart: $109,077 Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: $92,425 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: $303,996 Construction, Greater Hobart: $98,257 Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: $93,953 Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: $55,743 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: $44,131 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: $156,434 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: $190,112 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: $236,104 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: $179,582 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: $74,308 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: $68,037 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: $70,797 Education and Training, Greater Hobart: $77,047 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: $78,508 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: $41,328 Other Services, Greater Hobart: $61,128 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: $324,590 Mining, West Coast Council area: $134,587 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: $79,606 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: $332,109 Construction, West Coast Council area: $141,731 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: $100,391 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: $52,009 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: $47,991 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: $167,634 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: $166,341 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: $380,526 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: $137,814 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: $50,180 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: $103,246 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: $68,369 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: $69,741 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: $106,168 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: $50,723 Other Services, West Coast Council area: $90,470
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, West Coast Council area: +$133,777 Mining, West Coast Council area: +$19,948 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -$19,609 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +$18,777 Construction, West Coast Council area: +$15,074 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: +$8,331 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: +$9,154 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: +$9,159 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: +$30,130 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: +$31,026 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: +$58,119 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: +$52,004 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: +$13,997 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: -$345 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: +$157 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: +$10,639 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: +$40,186 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: +$9,252 Other Services, West Coast Council area: +$16,484
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 West Coast Council area in 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($380,526)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($332,109)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($324,590)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Hobart were for $236,104 in Financial and Insurance Services; $303,996 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $245,618 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in West Coast Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($380,526 compared to $236,104)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($324,590 compared to $245,618)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($141,731 compared to $98,257)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($137,814 compared to $179,582)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in West Coast Council area increased by $20,708 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in West Coast Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$133,777)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$58,119)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$52,004)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$40,186)

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