Shire of Ashburton

Worker productivity

In the Shire of Ashburton, Construction had the highest productivity by industry, generating $2,796,815 per worker in 2021/22.

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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Shire of Ashburton - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing386,332262,064249,246177,293+137,086
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services59,727248,48492,066280,347-32,339
Wholesale Trade312,621220,594280,626182,300+31,995
Retail Trade63,69581,05086,15871,159-22,463
Accommodation and Food Services67,26151,38383,69653,929-16,435
Transport, Postal and Warehousing167,376154,101202,058178,698-34,682
Information Media and Telecommunications202,795189,571279,459147,435-76,664
Financial and Insurance Services471,587341,224371,364325,875+100,223
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services268,164281,403291,044240,692-22,880
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services137,258152,937188,506156,424-51,248
Administrative and Support Services295,306182,296216,273147,736+79,033
Public Administration and Safety100,628109,922101,066122,121-438
Education and Training73,95081,62277,69582,797-3,744
Health Care and Social Assistance78,59989,88277,58386,099+1,016
Arts and Recreation Services66,11059,53421,45052,188+44,660
Other Services93,31088,05187,35874,479+5,951
Total worker productivity2,166,657234,8131,809,071232,827+357,586

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Shire of Ashburton in 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Construction ($2,796,815)
  • Mining ($2,738,195)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($471,587)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $156,571 in Construction; $1,244,898 in Mining and $341,224 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Shire of Ashburton and Western Australia were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($471,587 compared to $341,224)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($59,727 compared to $248,484)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($2,738,195 compared to $1,244,898)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($2,796,815 compared to $156,571)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Shire of Ashburton increased by $357,586 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Shire of Ashburton were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+$2,273,413)
  • Mining (-$693,707)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$137,086)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$100,223)

Shire of Ashburton

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