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Worker productivity

In the West Coast Council area, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $417,222 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
West Coast Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing166,296265,550214,064211,685-47,768
Mining402,987329,204300,466309,468+102,520
Manufacturing57,06595,35583,28896,376-26,223
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services228,361220,083228,370226,600-10
Construction343,78693,490148,69188,889+195,095
Wholesale Trade102,950150,238117,234126,468-14,284
Retail Trade35,80151,90338,54350,624-2,743
Accommodation and Food Services46,21444,70940,64842,301+5,566
Transport, Postal and Warehousing147,779115,39491,144101,776+56,635
Information Media and Telecommunications236,524271,081151,391194,284+85,134
Financial and Insurance Services417,222331,150303,647301,161+113,575
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services155,053178,31949,231135,569+105,823
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services68,34571,02339,62371,033+28,722
Administrative and Support Services107,89082,72893,22173,722+14,669
Public Administration and Safety73,71589,16278,16292,099-4,448
Education and Training67,50879,92564,90080,601+2,608
Health Care and Social Assistance86,261115,54897,317106,902-11,056
Arts and Recreation Services73,71653,15587,87367,206-14,157
Other Services59,34855,41665,05753,733-5,710
Total worker productivity247,366107,928189,474102,431+57,892

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 West Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($417,222)
  • Mining ($402,987)
  • Construction ($343,786)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $331,150 in Financial and Insurance Services; $329,204 in Mining and $93,490 in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($402,987 compared to $329,204)
  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($417,222 compared to $331,150)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($166,296 compared to $265,550)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($343,786 compared to $93,490)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the West Coast Council area increased by $57,892 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the West Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+$195,095)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$113,575)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$105,823)
  • Mining (+$102,520)

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