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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $419,303 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 prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing200,453162,369206,976160,142-6,524
Mining231,893283,467225,119306,141+6,774
Manufacturing81,95682,20392,664100,953-10,707
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services419,303304,647330,151265,907+89,152
Construction90,35887,321123,294106,800-32,936
Wholesale Trade205,511170,665179,952163,969+25,559
Retail Trade64,92556,20162,61554,157+2,310
Accommodation and Food Services51,09947,19455,25148,141-4,152
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113,372100,857131,678127,771-18,307
Information Media and Telecommunications189,545166,472142,138124,491+47,407
Financial and Insurance Services319,032323,662310,039314,046+8,993
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services271,227210,722260,013199,319+11,214
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services123,513116,552105,96099,599+17,553
Administrative and Support Services139,80698,834149,051100,006-9,245
Public Administration and Safety78,40187,50283,41597,008-5,014
Education and Training121,51490,592122,32885,804-814
Health Care and Social Assistance90,01986,75280,97173,437+9,048
Arts and Recreation Services64,56150,45076,68861,157-12,127
Other Services74,98264,55972,82762,120+2,155

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: $162,369 Mining, South Australia: $283,467 Manufacturing, South Australia: $82,203 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $304,647 Construction, South Australia: $87,321 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $170,665 Retail Trade, South Australia: $56,201 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $47,194 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $100,857 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $166,472 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $323,662 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $210,722 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $116,552 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $98,834 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $87,502 Education and Training, South Australia: $90,592 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $86,752 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $50,450 Other Services, South Australia: $64,559 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $200,453 Mining, City of Adelaide: $231,893 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $81,956 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $419,303 Construction, City of Adelaide: $90,358 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $205,511 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $64,925 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $51,099 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $113,372 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $189,545 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $319,032 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $271,227 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $123,513 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $139,806 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $78,401 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $121,514 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $90,019 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: $64,561 Other Services, City of Adelaide: $74,982
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, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -$6,524 Mining, City of Adelaide: +$6,774 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -$10,707 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$89,152 Construction, City of Adelaide: -$32,936 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$25,559 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$2,310 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -$4,152 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -$18,307 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$47,407 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$8,993 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$11,214 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$17,553 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -$9,245 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: -$5,014 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -$814 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$9,048 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: -$12,127 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +$2,155
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 ($419,303)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($319,032)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($271,227)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $304,647 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $323,662 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $210,722 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 ($419,303 compared to $304,647)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($271,227 compared to $210,722)
  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($139,806 compared to $98,834)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($231,893 compared to $283,467)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $1,881 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$89,152)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$47,407)
  • Construction (-$32,936)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$25,559)

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