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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $422,744 per worker in 2018/19.

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 prices2018/192001/02Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2001/02 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing202,402164,19266,459104,753+135,943
Mining211,555263,401194,599510,762+16,956
Manufacturing85,21789,00393,141106,431-7,924
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services422,744312,169742,613716,893-319,869
Construction107,578104,372162,18397,309-54,605
Wholesale Trade189,491180,47095,925103,185+93,566
Retail Trade64,65355,92046,20943,562+18,444
Accommodation and Food Services52,07947,08338,20736,764+13,873
Transport, Postal and Warehousing135,889108,303148,252122,605-12,362
Information Media and Telecommunications217,203190,55296,81493,519+120,390
Financial and Insurance Services325,193328,409211,291227,239+113,902
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services312,124239,744233,478183,548+78,646
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services110,606103,73196,38195,536+14,225
Administrative and Support Services137,70596,543131,308123,226+6,397
Public Administration and Safety84,78494,566101,279126,908-16,495
Education and Training112,73783,206123,74294,270-11,004
Health Care and Social Assistance95,51286,76261,89756,951+33,615
Arts and Recreation Services69,80654,02928,14827,374+41,658
Other Services78,78565,58782,23479,664-3,449

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: $164,192 Mining, South Australia: $263,401 Manufacturing, South Australia: $89,003 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $312,169 Construction, South Australia: $104,372 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $180,470 Retail Trade, South Australia: $55,920 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $47,083 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $108,303 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $190,552 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $328,409 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $239,744 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $103,731 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $96,543 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $94,566 Education and Training, South Australia: $83,206 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $86,762 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $54,029 Other Services, South Australia: $65,587 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $202,402 Mining, City of Adelaide: $211,555 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $85,217 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $422,744 Construction, City of Adelaide: $107,578 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $189,491 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $64,653 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $52,079 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $135,889 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $217,203 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $325,193 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $312,124 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $110,606 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $137,705 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $84,784 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $112,737 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $95,512 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: $69,806 Other Services, City of Adelaide: $78,785
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2001/02 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2001/02 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +$135,943 Mining, City of Adelaide: +$16,956 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -$7,924 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -$319,869 Construction, City of Adelaide: -$54,605 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$93,566 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$18,444 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +$13,873 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -$12,362 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$120,390 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$113,902 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$78,646 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$14,225 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +$6,397 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: -$16,495 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -$11,004 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$33,615 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$41,658 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -$3,449
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($422,744)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($325,193)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($312,124)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $312,169 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $328,409 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $239,744 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

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 ($422,744 compared to $312,169)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($312,124 compared to $239,744)
  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($137,705 compared to $96,543)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($211,555 compared to $263,401)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $20,678 between 2001/02 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2001/02 and 2018/19 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$319,869)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$135,943)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$120,390)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$113,902)

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