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Worker productivity

In the City of Adelaide, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $394,203 per worker in 2016/17.

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 prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$Greater Adelaide $$Greater Adelaide $2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing208,117161,909160,916144,584+47,201
Mining178,424138,910190,562158,646-12,138
Manufacturing85,10791,71392,624101,604-7,517
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services394,203318,624339,201280,181+55,002
Construction96,23497,519124,03391,064-27,799
Wholesale Trade237,985215,121164,846141,525+73,139
Retail Trade70,02060,30360,51252,522+9,508
Accommodation and Food Services55,33547,69157,52249,376-2,187
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113,936125,834113,887124,551+50
Information Media and Telecommunications191,985176,696140,389133,819+51,596
Financial and Insurance Services338,158343,131277,850284,995+60,308
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services273,176221,775207,810161,804+65,366
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services98,10193,788101,44797,614-3,346
Administrative and Support Services140,78398,690145,351103,149-4,569
Public Administration and Safety92,597102,15775,34690,824+17,251
Education and Training122,38285,569119,78888,225+2,594
Health Care and Social Assistance88,48780,72577,35173,479+11,136
Arts and Recreation Services60,30551,95962,92054,743-2,615
Other Services68,38361,28066,55661,166+1,827

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: $161,909 Mining, Greater Adelaide: $138,910 Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: $91,713 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: $318,624 Construction, Greater Adelaide: $97,519 Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: $215,121 Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: $60,303 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: $47,691 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: $125,834 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: $176,696 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: $343,131 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: $221,775 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: $93,788 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: $98,690 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: $102,157 Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: $85,569 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: $80,725 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: $51,959 Other Services, Greater Adelaide: $61,280 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: $208,117 Mining, City of Adelaide: $178,424 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: $85,107 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: $394,203 Construction, City of Adelaide: $96,234 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: $237,985 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: $70,020 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: $55,335 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: $113,936 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: $191,985 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: $338,158 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: $273,176 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: $98,101 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: $140,783 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: $92,597 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: $122,382 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: $88,487 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: $60,305 Other Services, City of Adelaide: $68,383
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, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +$47,201 Mining, City of Adelaide: -$12,138 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -$7,517 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$55,002 Construction, City of Adelaide: -$27,799 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$73,139 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$9,508 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -$2,187 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +$50 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$51,596 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$60,308 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$65,366 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -$3,346 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -$4,569 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$17,251 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +$2,594 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$11,136 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: -$2,615 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +$1,827
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 City of Adelaide in 2016/17 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($394,203)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($338,158)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($273,176)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Adelaide were for $318,624 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $343,131 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $221,775 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

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 ($394,203 compared to $318,624)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($273,176 compared to $221,775)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($208,117 compared to $161,909)
  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($140,783 compared to $98,690)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $11,280 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Wholesale Trade (+$73,139)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$65,366)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$60,308)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$55,002)

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