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Worker productivity

In Cook Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $317,829 per worker in 2019/20.

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 prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17,38297,83290,866160,914-73,484
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services182,797355,971200,637338,962-17,840
Wholesale Trade257,262163,88198,113164,429+159,148
Retail Trade61,83364,12560,35061,300+1,483
Accommodation and Food Services58,98046,79888,82152,458-29,841
Transport, Postal and Warehousing135,383137,50780,416132,217+54,967
Information Media and Telecommunications0144,50641,000121,238-41,000
Financial and Insurance Services0328,292336,950304,065-336,950
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services168,159210,60673,980198,554+94,178
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services95,415111,63389,389112,369+6,025
Administrative and Support Services96,161125,72687,583114,109+8,579
Public Administration and Safety106,072117,559109,736110,392-3,664
Education and Training55,35980,03252,80577,901+2,554
Health Care and Social Assistance101,09584,14370,84271,425+30,253
Arts and Recreation Services52,21159,81568,64259,781-16,431
Other Services56,38265,90657,09866,172-716
Total worker productivity146,087125,172184,104123,701-38,017

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 Cook Shire in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($317,829)
  • Wholesale Trade ($257,262)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($182,797)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $772,466 in Mining; $163,881 in Wholesale Trade and $355,971 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($17,382 compared to $97,832)
  • A higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($257,262 compared to $163,881)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($182,797 compared to $355,971)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($317,829 compared to $772,466)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Cook Shire decreased by -38,017 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Cook Shire were for those employed in:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (-$336,950)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$159,148)
  • Construction (-$127,058)
  • Mining (-$108,864)

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