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Worker productivity

In the SHOROC Region, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $374,870 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
SHOROC Region - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing103,28086,503121,358100,274-18,078
Mining224,107280,171128,760242,031+95,347
Manufacturing125,789105,779145,938124,561-20,149
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services287,271289,206275,166300,431+12,105
Construction83,484113,66070,03995,471+13,445
Wholesale Trade161,313136,732149,688124,880+11,625
Retail Trade74,57859,49563,71353,654+10,865
Accommodation and Food Services61,53556,22164,55456,121-3,019
Transport, Postal and Warehousing115,266117,384112,763110,804+2,503
Information Media and Telecommunications208,925225,880199,945209,739+8,980
Financial and Insurance Services374,870334,450332,998296,630+41,872
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services349,044278,842256,464202,533+92,581
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services127,432120,302121,152113,446+6,280
Administrative and Support Services104,583122,969112,601124,044-8,019
Public Administration and Safety114,173113,472115,185110,921-1,012
Education and Training70,59881,81974,37184,261-3,773
Health Care and Social Assistance83,64979,24374,28071,002+9,369
Arts and Recreation Services102,38788,434108,02693,964-5,638
Other Services78,54570,06876,78968,021+1,756

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, 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, SHOROC Region: $103,280 Mining, SHOROC Region: $224,107 Manufacturing, SHOROC Region: $125,789 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, SHOROC Region: $287,271 Construction, SHOROC Region: $83,484 Wholesale Trade, SHOROC Region: $161,313 Retail Trade, SHOROC Region: $74,578 Accommodation and Food Services, SHOROC Region: $61,535 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, SHOROC Region: $115,266 Information Media and Telecommunications, SHOROC Region: $208,925 Financial and Insurance Services, SHOROC Region: $374,870 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, SHOROC Region: $349,044 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, SHOROC Region: $127,432 Administrative and Support Services, SHOROC Region: $104,583 Public Administration and Safety, SHOROC Region: $114,173 Education and Training, SHOROC Region: $70,598 Health Care and Social Assistance, SHOROC Region: $83,649 Arts and Recreation Services, SHOROC Region: $102,387 Other Services, SHOROC Region: $78,545
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, SHOROC Region: -$18,078 Mining, SHOROC Region: +$95,347 Manufacturing, SHOROC Region: -$20,149 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, SHOROC Region: +$12,105 Construction, SHOROC Region: +$13,445 Wholesale Trade, SHOROC Region: +$11,625 Retail Trade, SHOROC Region: +$10,865 Accommodation and Food Services, SHOROC Region: -$3,019 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, SHOROC Region: +$2,503 Information Media and Telecommunications, SHOROC Region: +$8,980 Financial and Insurance Services, SHOROC Region: +$41,872 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, SHOROC Region: +$92,581 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, SHOROC Region: +$6,280 Administrative and Support Services, SHOROC Region: -$8,019 Public Administration and Safety, SHOROC Region: -$1,012 Education and Training, SHOROC Region: -$3,773 Health Care and Social Assistance, SHOROC Region: +$9,369 Arts and Recreation Services, SHOROC Region: -$5,638 Other Services, SHOROC Region: +$1,756
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 SHOROC Region in 2015/16 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($374,870)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($349,044)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($287,271)

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

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

  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($349,044 compared to $278,842)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($374,870 compared to $334,450)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($224,107 compared to $280,171)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($83,484 compared to $113,660)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the SHOROC Region increased by $4,677 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Mining (+$95,347)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$92,581)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$41,872)
  • Manufacturing (-$20,149)

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