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Worker productivity

In the Cook Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $439,764 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
Cook Shire - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing112,485134,322122,073163,682-9,587
Mining439,764652,136564,433417,347-124,669
Manufacturing87,326118,88776,624121,779+10,702
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services176,058347,106173,334295,706+2,724
Construction176,150110,177251,746161,969-75,596
Wholesale Trade154,782170,54975,045154,733+79,737
Retail Trade55,25257,24556,11258,459-860
Accommodation and Food Services71,34548,76472,42049,621-1,075
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113,546133,05197,565126,373+15,981
Information Media and Telecommunications103,154154,55868,575122,230+34,579
Financial and Insurance Services226,321327,550156,406281,567+69,915
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services133,817229,16589,720193,231+44,097
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services89,383124,94491,783110,397-2,400
Administrative and Support Services115,712137,66682,896107,780+32,816
Public Administration and Safety95,229104,305100,090107,727-4,861
Education and Training59,06372,42956,30876,533+2,756
Health Care and Social Assistance88,86679,76363,15863,817+25,708
Arts and Recreation Services72,81264,90969,78560,001+3,027
Other Services54,83169,65547,56360,950+7,268
Total worker productivity198,995119,879210,452116,328-11,457

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 the Cook Shire in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($439,764)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($226,321)
  • Construction ($176,150)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services and $110,177 in Construction.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($133,817 compared to $229,165)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($226,321 compared to $327,550)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($176,058 compared to $347,106)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($439,764 compared to $652,136)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Cook Shire decreased by -11,457 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Cook Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$124,669)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$79,737)
  • Construction (-$75,596)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$69,915)

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