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Worker productivity

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $400,531 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing121,218129,879119,031130,261+2,187
Mining400,531420,498276,820295,697+123,711
Manufacturing106,077108,55793,260101,515+12,817
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services317,277325,013328,562346,358-11,286
Construction179,288138,616150,432121,777+28,856
Wholesale Trade113,202140,369106,599138,756+6,604
Retail Trade54,40257,56748,62153,758+5,781
Accommodation and Food Services44,11548,08937,64342,337+6,472
Transport, Postal and Warehousing89,346124,56581,788115,055+7,558
Information Media and Telecommunications135,699150,547122,248140,977+13,451
Financial and Insurance Services278,739281,854224,119236,733+54,620
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services176,720198,055134,231156,420+42,489
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62,32873,92660,49074,339+1,838
Administrative and Support Services76,55588,57981,92298,068-5,368
Public Administration and Safety93,239105,39876,61390,105+16,625
Education and Training70,80173,69962,02967,750+8,772
Health Care and Social Assistance82,57682,55065,72568,565+16,851
Arts and Recreation Services43,47152,56539,92051,233+3,551
Other Services51,63358,41046,34954,564+5,284

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, Regional QLD: $129,879 Mining, Regional QLD: $420,498 Manufacturing, Regional QLD: $108,557 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: $325,013 Construction, Regional QLD: $138,616 Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: $140,369 Retail Trade, Regional QLD: $57,567 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: $48,089 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: $124,565 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: $150,547 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: $281,854 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: $198,055 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: $73,926 Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: $88,579 Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: $105,398 Education and Training, Regional QLD: $73,699 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: $82,550 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: $52,565 Other Services, Regional QLD: $58,410 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $121,218 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $400,531 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $106,077 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $317,277 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $179,288 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $113,202 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $54,402 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $44,115 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $89,346 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $135,699 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $278,739 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $176,720 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $62,328 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $76,555 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $93,239 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $70,801 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $82,576 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $43,471 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $51,633
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$2,187 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$123,711 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$12,817 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$11,286 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$28,856 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$6,604 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$5,781 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$6,472 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$7,558 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$13,451 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$54,620 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$42,489 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$1,838 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$5,368 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$16,625 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$8,772 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$16,851 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$3,551 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$5,284
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($400,531)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($317,277)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($278,739)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $420,498 in Mining; $325,013 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $281,854 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Regional QLD were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($179,288 compared to $138,616)
  • Lower worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($89,346 compared to $124,565)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($113,202 compared to $140,369)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($176,720 compared to $198,055)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region increased by $10,673 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Mining (+$123,711)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$54,620)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$42,489)
  • Construction (+$28,856)

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