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Murchison Area

Worker productivity

In the Murchison Area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $373,648 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
Murchison Area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing281,098265,550228,527211,685+52,572
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services192,724220,083179,367226,600+13,357
Wholesale Trade123,271150,238124,093126,468-821
Retail Trade53,56051,90346,86850,624+6,692
Accommodation and Food Services46,91444,70944,15842,301+2,756
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,753115,39483,113101,776+15,640
Information Media and Telecommunications204,666271,081128,356194,284+76,310
Financial and Insurance Services329,575331,150272,048301,161+57,527
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services132,884178,31984,952135,569+47,932
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services58,47671,02355,48671,033+2,990
Administrative and Support Services80,37282,72863,14173,722+17,230
Public Administration and Safety83,01989,16276,81692,099+6,202
Education and Training67,33779,92565,62480,601+1,713
Health Care and Social Assistance99,991115,54894,279106,902+5,712
Arts and Recreation Services49,21653,15564,69067,206-15,474
Other Services46,72855,41646,51753,733+211
Total worker productivity165,053107,928139,688102,431+25,365

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Murchison Area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($373,648)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($329,575)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($281,098)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $329,204 in Mining; $331,150 in Financial and Insurance Services and $265,550 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($373,648 compared to $329,204)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($132,884 compared to $178,319)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($204,666 compared to $271,081)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($212,611 compared to $93,490)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Murchison Area increased by $25,365 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Construction (+$106,481)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$76,310)
  • Mining (+$73,776)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$57,527)

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