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Worker productivity

In Penrith City, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $301,473 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
Penrith City - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$Greater Sydney $$Greater Sydney $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80,20987,28393,239104,202-13,030
Mining231,059202,46793,817140,351+137,241
Manufacturing95,523112,502106,780133,193-11,257
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services283,984292,725258,434304,081+25,550
Construction119,466116,45794,79890,863+24,667
Wholesale Trade122,038141,903109,335131,015+12,703
Retail Trade56,84263,49450,68757,409+6,155
Accommodation and Food Services45,69259,12047,56159,992-1,869
Transport, Postal and Warehousing97,066123,25294,449117,098+2,617
Information Media and Telecommunications205,453234,861190,241218,570+15,212
Financial and Insurance Services301,473343,757266,063305,305+35,410
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services194,405298,525142,956218,326+51,449
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services95,095124,16889,230117,845+5,865
Administrative and Support Services83,421135,27586,034137,211-2,613
Public Administration and Safety106,499115,595102,244114,138+4,255
Education and Training82,53383,06383,12886,713-596
Health Care and Social Assistance74,81480,47265,57772,760+9,237
Arts and Recreation Services77,22892,14076,60699,378+622
Other Services66,66574,14563,95172,190+2,713

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, Greater Sydney: $87,283 Mining, Greater Sydney: $202,467 Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: $112,502 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: $292,725 Construction, Greater Sydney: $116,457 Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: $141,903 Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: $63,494 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: $59,120 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: $123,252 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: $234,861 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: $343,757 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: $298,525 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: $124,168 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: $135,275 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: $115,595 Education and Training, Greater Sydney: $83,063 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: $80,472 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: $92,140 Other Services, Greater Sydney: $74,145 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Penrith City: $80,209 Mining, Penrith City: $231,059 Manufacturing, Penrith City: $95,523 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: $283,984 Construction, Penrith City: $119,466 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: $122,038 Retail Trade, Penrith City: $56,842 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: $45,692 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: $97,066 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: $205,453 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: $301,473 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: $194,405 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: $95,095 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: $83,421 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: $106,499 Education and Training, Penrith City: $82,533 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: $74,814 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: $77,228 Other Services, Penrith City: $66,665
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, Penrith City: -$13,030 Mining, Penrith City: +$137,241 Manufacturing, Penrith City: -$11,257 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: +$25,550 Construction, Penrith City: +$24,667 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: +$12,703 Retail Trade, Penrith City: +$6,155 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: -$1,869 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: +$2,617 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: +$15,212 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: +$35,410 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +$51,449 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: +$5,865 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: -$2,613 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: +$4,255 Education and Training, Penrith City: -$596 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +$9,237 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: +$622 Other Services, Penrith City: +$2,713
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 Penrith City in 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($301,473)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($283,984)
  • Mining ($231,059)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Sydney were for $343,757 in Financial and Insurance Services; $292,725 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $202,467 in Mining.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Penrith City and Greater Sydney were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($194,405 compared to $298,525)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($83,421 compared to $135,275)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($301,473 compared to $343,757)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($205,453 compared to $234,861)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Penrith City increased by $6,163 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Mining (+$137,241)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$51,449)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$35,410)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$25,550)

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