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Worker productivity

In the Burnie City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $314,221 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
Burnie City - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing258,920265,550200,512211,685+58,409
Mining314,221329,204294,413309,468+19,808
Manufacturing93,61695,355104,09296,376-10,476
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services202,578220,083180,975226,600+21,603
Construction65,44093,49071,99988,889-6,559
Wholesale Trade130,574150,238127,302126,468+3,272
Retail Trade49,75051,90348,63850,624+1,111
Accommodation and Food Services43,94444,70938,76842,301+5,176
Transport, Postal and Warehousing141,781115,394127,380101,776+14,402
Information Media and Telecommunications252,390271,081148,128194,284+104,262
Financial and Insurance Services248,659331,150222,685301,161+25,975
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services186,649178,319139,500135,569+47,149
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services55,47471,02357,23871,033-1,764
Administrative and Support Services90,50782,72884,78973,722+5,719
Public Administration and Safety84,44589,16287,23692,099-2,791
Education and Training76,79679,92576,83080,601-34
Health Care and Social Assistance119,141115,548108,545106,902+10,596
Arts and Recreation Services27,45753,15531,65667,206-4,199
Other Services46,05155,41646,56253,733-511
Total worker productivity102,569107,92895,851102,431+6,718

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 Burnie City in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($314,221)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($258,920)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($252,390)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $329,204 in Mining; $265,550 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and $271,081 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Burnie City and Tasmania were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Arts and Recreation Services ($27,457 compared to $53,155)
  • A higher worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($141,781 compared to $115,394)
  • A lower worker productivity in Construction ($65,440 compared to $93,490)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($248,659 compared to $331,150)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Burnie City increased by $6,718 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$104,262)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$58,409)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$47,149)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$25,975)

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