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Worker productivity

In the Macarthur Region, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $265,409 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
Macarthur Region - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78,46886,50397,367100,274-18,899
Mining176,309280,171157,025242,031+19,283
Manufacturing101,502105,779115,110124,561-13,608
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services235,645289,206247,410300,431-11,765
Construction174,369113,660116,64295,471+57,727
Wholesale Trade117,251136,732108,990124,880+8,260
Retail Trade53,96659,49550,04353,654+3,924
Accommodation and Food Services42,23756,22145,77856,121-3,541
Transport, Postal and Warehousing108,593117,384110,963110,804-2,370
Information Media and Telecommunications164,513225,880155,245209,739+9,269
Financial and Insurance Services265,409334,450246,506296,630+18,903
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services191,915278,842147,006202,533+44,908
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services90,324120,30289,093113,446+1,232
Administrative and Support Services82,058122,96988,418124,044-6,360
Public Administration and Safety99,735113,472100,240110,921-504
Education and Training71,16081,81975,33084,261-4,170
Health Care and Social Assistance71,47279,24364,46171,002+7,011
Arts and Recreation Services74,94288,43480,32593,964-5,383
Other Services62,50570,06862,77468,021-269

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, New South Wales: $86,503 Mining, New South Wales: $280,171 Manufacturing, New South Wales: $105,779 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: $289,206 Construction, New South Wales: $113,660 Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: $136,732 Retail Trade, New South Wales: $59,495 Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: $56,221 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: $117,384 Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: $225,880 Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: $334,450 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: $278,842 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: $120,302 Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: $122,969 Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: $113,472 Education and Training, New South Wales: $81,819 Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: $79,243 Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: $88,434 Other Services, New South Wales: $70,068 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: $78,468 Mining, Macarthur Region: $176,309 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: $101,502 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: $235,645 Construction, Macarthur Region: $174,369 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: $117,251 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: $53,966 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: $42,237 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: $108,593 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: $164,513 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: $265,409 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: $191,915 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: $90,324 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: $82,058 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: $99,735 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: $71,160 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: $71,472 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: $74,942 Other Services, Macarthur Region: $62,505
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, Macarthur Region: -$18,899 Mining, Macarthur Region: +$19,283 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: -$13,608 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: -$11,765 Construction, Macarthur Region: +$57,727 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: +$8,260 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: +$3,924 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: -$3,541 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: -$2,370 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +$9,269 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +$18,903 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +$44,908 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +$1,232 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: -$6,360 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: -$504 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: -$4,170 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +$7,011 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: -$5,383 Other Services, Macarthur Region: -$269
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 Macarthur Region in 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($265,409)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($235,645)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($191,915)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $334,450 in Financial and Insurance Services; $289,206 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $278,842 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($176,309 compared to $280,171)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($191,915 compared to $278,842)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($265,409 compared to $334,450)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($164,513 compared to $225,880)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Macarthur Region increased by $4,363 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Construction (+$57,727)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$44,908)
  • Mining (+$19,283)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$18,903)

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