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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $521,236 per worker in 2017/18.

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
City of Adelaide - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing174,350142,203192,888156,042-18,538
Mining154,627224,328206,487281,009-51,860
Manufacturing90,43796,40287,56095,706+2,877
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services521,236376,425330,980266,857+190,257
Construction103,596103,491109,30399,880-5,706
Wholesale Trade296,154241,368190,878167,071+105,277
Retail Trade69,31158,59559,68952,062+9,622
Accommodation and Food Services50,81644,82255,68647,194-4,870
Transport, Postal and Warehousing129,568124,164140,522130,879-10,954
Information Media and Telecommunications224,770200,723148,876134,496+75,895
Financial and Insurance Services347,236340,568292,249295,057+54,986
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280,656225,032242,317180,951+38,340
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services96,68490,247106,162100,041-9,479
Administrative and Support Services138,81492,867138,70094,605+114
Public Administration and Safety87,46196,58777,24890,571+10,214
Education and Training106,71076,235120,71685,267-14,006
Health Care and Social Assistance81,88877,55980,19672,735+1,692
Arts and Recreation Services68,65753,74664,30153,464+4,356
Other Services67,18356,63667,92659,173-743

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: $142,203 Mining, South Australia: $224,328 Manufacturing, South Australia: $96,402 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $376,425 Construction, South Australia: $103,491 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $241,368 Retail Trade, South Australia: $58,595 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $44,822 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $124,164 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $200,723 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $340,568 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $225,032 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $90,247 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $92,867 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $96,587 Education and Training, South Australia: $76,235 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $77,559 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $53,746 Other Services, South Australia: $56,636 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $174,350 Mining, City of Adelaide: $154,627 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $90,437 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $521,236 Construction, City of Adelaide: $103,596 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $296,154 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $69,311 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $50,816 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $129,568 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $224,770 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $347,236 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $280,656 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $96,684 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $138,814 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $87,461 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $106,710 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $81,888 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: $68,657 Other Services, City of Adelaide: $67,183
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -$18,538 Mining, City of Adelaide: -$51,860 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +$2,877 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$190,257 Construction, City of Adelaide: -$5,706 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$105,277 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$9,622 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -$4,870 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -$10,954 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$75,895 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$54,986 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$38,340 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -$9,479 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +$114 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$10,214 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -$14,006 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$1,692 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$4,356 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -$743
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in City of Adelaide in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($521,236)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($347,236)
  • Wholesale Trade ($296,154)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $376,425 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $340,568 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $241,368 in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($521,236 compared to $376,425)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($280,656 compared to $225,032)
  • Higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($296,154 compared to $241,368)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($154,627 compared to $224,328)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $7,193 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$190,257)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$105,277)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$75,895)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$54,986)

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