Broken Hill City

Worker productivity

In Broken Hill City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,350,249 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
Broken Hill City - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing146,557191,575122,322161,954+24,236
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services255,831249,662319,721297,901-63,890
Wholesale Trade183,421225,655183,754215,895-333
Retail Trade73,58976,88667,45973,995+6,130
Accommodation and Food Services66,17066,62255,97660,423+10,194
Transport, Postal and Warehousing141,188163,703116,120165,179+25,068
Information Media and Telecommunications137,351291,76289,606181,504+47,745
Financial and Insurance Services208,168296,824186,248326,874+21,920
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services185,615345,826183,512348,067+2,104
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services86,226147,92079,477140,933+6,749
Administrative and Support Services126,200221,210113,140200,119+13,060
Public Administration and Safety100,338123,38099,929125,937+410
Education and Training88,94696,11687,96793,841+979
Health Care and Social Assistance71,58382,53276,34577,964-4,762
Arts and Recreation Services37,60671,84236,47869,545+1,128
Other Services50,60665,50763,93375,187-13,327
Total worker productivity249,784141,468345,639140,330-95,854

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 Broken Hill City in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,350,249)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($255,831)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($208,168)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $741,860 in Mining; $249,662 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $296,824 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($126,200 compared to $221,210)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($137,351 compared to $291,762)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($185,615 compared to $345,826)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($1,350,249 compared to $741,860)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Broken Hill City decreased by -95,854 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

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

  • Mining (-$1,064,170)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$63,890)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$47,745)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$25,068)

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