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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 prices2017/182008/09Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2008/09 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing174,338142,190150,425144,456+23,913
Mining154,628224,328173,457321,347-18,829
Manufacturing90,43696,40187,57791,641+2,860
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services521,224376,427396,542362,679+124,682
Construction103,596103,491159,38498,849-55,788
Wholesale Trade296,147241,363153,191132,826+142,956
Retail Trade69,29658,58056,90048,720+12,396
Accommodation and Food Services50,78944,80156,08748,192-5,298
Transport, Postal and Warehousing129,042123,987122,923126,535+6,119
Information Media and Telecommunications224,770200,723153,835143,186+70,936
Financial and Insurance Services347,234340,567265,146267,070+82,088
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280,650225,026196,484148,615+84,166
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services96,68390,24795,18789,876+1,496
Administrative and Support Services138,81392,867159,233108,109-20,420
Public Administration and Safety87,45996,58682,37595,906+5,084
Education and Training106,70976,233119,64288,202-12,933
Health Care and Social Assistance81,86077,53575,83269,068+6,029
Arts and Recreation Services68,65753,74653,77246,614+14,886
Other Services67,18356,63675,14165,786-7,958

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: $142,190 Mining, South Australia: $224,328 Manufacturing, South Australia: $96,401 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $376,427 Construction, South Australia: $103,491 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $241,363 Retail Trade, South Australia: $58,580 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $44,801 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $123,987 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $200,723 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $340,567 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $225,026 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $90,247 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $92,867 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $96,586 Education and Training, South Australia: $76,233 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $77,535 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $53,746 Other Services, South Australia: $56,636 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, 2008/09 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2008/09 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +$23,913 Mining, City of Adelaide: -$18,829 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +$2,860 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$124,682 Construction, City of Adelaide: -$55,788 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +$142,956 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$12,396 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -$5,298 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +$6,119 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$70,936 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$82,088 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$84,166 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$1,496 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -$20,420 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$5,084 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -$12,933 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$6,029 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +$14,886 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -$7,958
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 South Australia were for $376,427 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $340,567 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $241,363 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 ($521,224 compared to $376,427)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($280,650 compared to $225,026)
  • Higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($296,147 compared to $241,363)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($154,628 compared to $224,328)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $9,554 between 2008/09 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2008/09 and 2017/18 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Wholesale Trade (+$142,956)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$124,682)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$84,166)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$82,088)

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