Blacktown City

Worker productivity

In Blacktown City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $436,649 per worker in 2020/21.

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
Blacktown City - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing159,423126,010103,965128,939+55,458
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services306,284289,385320,991307,268-14,707
Wholesale Trade195,289203,110181,318191,430+13,971
Retail Trade70,93073,07067,23367,318+3,697
Accommodation and Food Services42,56251,54145,30854,231-2,745
Transport, Postal and Warehousing135,137133,802170,060163,183-34,923
Information Media and Telecommunications165,828215,369150,909184,690+14,920
Financial and Insurance Services300,449321,100305,643335,400-5,194
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services226,571350,307213,587312,010+12,983
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services113,180135,764108,592131,614+4,588
Administrative and Support Services123,607168,805137,712169,683-14,105
Public Administration and Safety111,335118,640108,043117,169+3,292
Education and Training77,72886,45076,32588,069+1,403
Health Care and Social Assistance77,13282,48667,94670,510+9,186
Arts and Recreation Services59,43966,20460,70571,413-1,266
Other Services68,20466,35270,11771,551-1,913
Total worker productivity117,029127,679118,320128,161-1,291

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Blacktown City in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($436,649)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($306,284)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($300,449)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $313,756 in Mining; $289,385 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $321,100 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($123,607 compared to $168,805)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($165,828 compared to $215,369)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($436,649 compared to $313,756)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($226,571 compared to $350,307)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Blacktown City decreased by -1,291 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Blacktown City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$266,712)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$55,458)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$34,923)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$14,920)

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