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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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Cook Shire - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17,38297,83290,866160,914-73,484
Mining317,829772,466426,693573,068-108,864
Manufacturing119,955123,553103,842133,240+16,114
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services182,797355,971200,637338,962-17,840
Construction133,424108,502260,482153,828-127,058
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 Telecommunications--144,50641,000121,238--
Financial and Insurance Services--328,292336,950304,065--
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

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2019/20
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: $97,832 Mining, Queensland: $772,466 Manufacturing, Queensland: $123,553 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $355,971 Construction, Queensland: $108,502 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $163,881 Retail Trade, Queensland: $64,125 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $46,798 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $137,507 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $144,506 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $328,292 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $210,606 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $111,633 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $125,726 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $117,559 Education and Training, Queensland: $80,032 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $84,143 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $59,815 Other Services, Queensland: $65,906 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: $17,382 Mining, Cook Shire: $317,829 Manufacturing, Cook Shire: $119,955 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: $182,797 Construction, Cook Shire: $133,424 Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: $257,262 Retail Trade, Cook Shire: $61,833 Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: $58,980 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: $135,383 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: $168,159 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: $95,415 Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: $96,161 Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: $106,072 Education and Training, Cook Shire: $55,359 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: $101,095 Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: $52,211 Other Services, Cook Shire: $56,382
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: -$73,484 Mining, Cook Shire: -$108,864 Manufacturing, Cook Shire: +$16,114 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: -$17,840 Construction, Cook Shire: -$127,058 Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: +$159,148 Retail Trade, Cook Shire: +$1,483 Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: -$29,841 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: +$54,967 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: +$94,178 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: +$6,025 Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: +$8,579 Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: -$3,664 Education and Training, Cook Shire: +$2,554 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: +$30,253 Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: -$16,431 Other Services, Cook Shire: -$716
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors 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 worker productivity by industries in Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($317,829 compared to $772,466)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($ compared to $328,292)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($182,797 compared to $355,971)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($ compared to $144,506)

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:

  • Wholesale Trade (+$159,148)
  • Construction (-$127,058)
  • Mining (-$108,864)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$94,178)

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