Cook Shire

Worker productivity

In Cook Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,767,214 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
Cook Shire - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing193,294217,579134,648180,130+58,646
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services196,338313,883210,275333,218-13,937
Wholesale Trade200,690221,322167,446185,652+33,244
Retail Trade53,82673,41759,91267,752-6,086
Accommodation and Food Services55,39359,19467,75554,068-12,362
Transport, Postal and Warehousing97,002159,32480,327163,694+16,675
Information Media and Telecommunications0211,2360139,812--
Financial and Insurance Services262,124298,843250,224312,003+11,899
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services151,975279,46091,123227,909+60,852
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services68,133133,17382,283137,997-14,150
Administrative and Support Services134,431150,788104,654146,552+29,778
Public Administration and Safety90,776125,611116,127115,434-25,351
Education and Training64,14580,59260,77883,442+3,367
Health Care and Social Assistance71,62683,72775,02081,126-3,394
Arts and Recreation Services35,27972,17031,07460,080+4,205
Other Services42,59578,67750,06672,014-7,470
Total worker productivity517,115144,366987,006148,324-469,890

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 Cook Shire in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,767,214)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($262,124)
  • Wholesale Trade ($200,690)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $1,067,534 in Mining; $298,843 in Financial and Insurance Services and $221,322 in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Manufacturing ($69,537 compared to $137,334)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($196,338 compared to $313,883)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($151,975 compared to $279,460)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($1,767,214 compared to $1,067,534)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Cook Shire decreased by -469,890 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

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

  • Mining (-$1,272,552)
  • Construction (-$66,212)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$60,852)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$58,646)

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