Bellingen Shire

Worker productivity

In Bellingen Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $2,450,109 per worker in 2022/23.

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
Bellingen Shire - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing131,010191,575111,154161,954+19,855
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services143,528249,662200,498297,901-56,970
Wholesale Trade96,969225,655126,035215,895-29,066
Retail Trade62,96976,88659,69573,995+3,274
Accommodation and Food Services56,01366,62251,37560,423+4,638
Transport, Postal and Warehousing79,339163,70379,756165,179-417
Information Media and Telecommunications124,824291,76268,423181,504+56,401
Financial and Insurance Services167,183296,824155,289326,874+11,894
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services256,897345,826253,336348,067+3,561
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services103,223147,92093,063140,933+10,160
Administrative and Support Services104,447221,210109,123200,119-4,677
Public Administration and Safety90,222123,38091,991125,937-1,769
Education and Training82,48696,11680,42693,841+2,060
Health Care and Social Assistance70,82082,53271,34877,964-528
Arts and Recreation Services45,87471,84241,71669,545+4,158
Other Services50,34765,50760,43275,187-10,085
Total worker productivity84,965141,46887,746140,330-2,781

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 Bellingen Shire in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($2,450,109)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($256,897)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($167,183)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $741,860 in Mining; $345,826 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $296,824 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Bellingen Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($96,969 compared to $225,655)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($167,183 compared to $296,824)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($124,824 compared to $291,762)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($2,450,109 compared to $741,860)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Bellingen Shire decreased by -2,781 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Bellingen Shire were for those employed in:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$56,970)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$56,401)
  • Mining (+$54,754)
  • Construction (-$34,338)

Bellingen Shire

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