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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $521,224 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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$Greater Adelaide $$Greater Adelaide $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing174,338138,777192,888153,350-18,550
Mining154,628129,203206,487163,648-51,859
Manufacturing90,43698,85587,56096,352+2,877
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services521,224390,687330,980274,877+190,244
Construction103,596100,660109,30396,775-5,706
Wholesale Trade296,147250,992190,878171,504+105,269
Retail Trade69,29659,95659,68953,175+9,607
Accommodation and Food Services50,78945,20355,68647,284-4,897
Transport, Postal and Warehousing129,042128,131140,522134,652-11,480
Information Media and Telecommunications224,770207,636148,876140,819+75,895
Financial and Insurance Services347,234348,067292,249298,440+54,985
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280,650231,996242,317190,324+38,333
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services96,68392,512106,162102,170-9,479
Administrative and Support Services138,81397,521138,70099,286+114
Public Administration and Safety87,45998,27777,24893,008+10,212
Education and Training106,70978,668120,71688,282-14,007
Health Care and Social Assistance81,86079,40080,19674,769+1,665
Arts and Recreation Services68,65755,56064,30155,079+4,356
Other Services67,18358,46967,92661,421-743

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, Greater Adelaide: $138,777 Mining, Greater Adelaide: $129,203 Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: $98,855 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: $390,687 Construction, Greater Adelaide: $100,660 Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: $250,992 Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: $59,956 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: $45,203 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: $128,131 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: $207,636 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: $348,067 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: $231,996 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: $92,512 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: $97,521 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: $98,277 Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: $78,668 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: $79,400 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: $55,560 Other Services, Greater Adelaide: $58,469 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $174,338 Mining, City of Adelaide: $154,628 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $90,436 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $521,224 Construction, City of Adelaide: $103,596 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $296,147 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $69,296 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $50,789 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $129,042 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $224,770 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $347,234 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $280,650 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $96,683 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $138,813 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $87,459 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $106,709 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $81,860 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: -$18,550 Mining, City of Adelaide: -$51,859 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +$2,877 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$190,244 Construction, City of Adelaide: -$5,706 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$105,269 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$9,607 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -$4,897 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -$11,480 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$75,895 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$54,985 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$38,333 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: +$10,212 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -$14,007 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$1,665 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 ($521,224)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($347,234)
  • Wholesale Trade ($296,147)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Adelaide were for $390,687 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $348,067 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $250,992 in Wholesale Trade.

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

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($521,224 compared to $390,687)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($280,650 compared to $231,996)
  • Higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($296,147 compared to $250,992)
  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($138,813 compared to $97,521)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $7,171 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 (+$190,244)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$105,269)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$75,895)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$54,985)

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