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Worker productivity

In Broken Hill City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $314,170 per worker in 2018/19.

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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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Broken Hill City - Constant prices2018/192012/13Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2012/13 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing126,033115,122131,531140,948-5,498
Mining314,170439,804322,649367,936-8,480
Manufacturing98,872111,82786,322115,917+12,550
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280,354291,016333,202331,605-52,847
Construction107,730116,653122,887120,419-15,157
Wholesale Trade110,197164,669102,179131,764+8,018
Retail Trade53,70461,03651,55460,911+2,150
Accommodation and Food Services51,82454,47144,40650,702+7,419
Transport, Postal and Warehousing99,417141,03097,638155,930+1,780
Information Media and Telecommunications100,286213,03889,312170,987+10,974
Financial and Insurance Services217,694341,088200,718318,834+16,975
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services145,461352,185135,508257,646+9,953
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services71,313133,34266,913126,366+4,400
Administrative and Support Services92,352174,05290,158146,006+2,194
Public Administration and Safety102,173110,75299,149112,873+3,024
Education and Training80,46177,82476,78380,510+3,678
Health Care and Social Assistance79,02575,57370,63568,993+8,390
Arts and Recreation Services50,78573,17252,01163,816-1,226
Other Services56,32566,68454,76663,987+1,559
Total worker productivity111,771123,498110,332119,493+1,439

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Broken Hill City in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($314,170)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($280,354)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($217,694)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $439,804 in Mining; $291,016 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $341,088 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 Information Media and Telecommunications ($100,286 compared to $213,038)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($217,694 compared to $341,088)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($314,170 compared to $439,804)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($145,461 compared to $352,185)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Broken Hill City increased by $1,439 between 2012/13 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2018/19 in Broken Hill City were for those employed in:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$52,847)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$16,975)
  • Construction (-$15,157)
  • Manufacturing (+$12,550)

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