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Worker productivity

In the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $366,681 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 - Burnie Economic Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing277,130265,550224,218211,685+52,912
Mining366,681329,204299,299309,468+67,383
Manufacturing92,99795,355101,20196,376-8,204
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services196,506220,083180,110226,600+16,396
Construction153,26693,49089,31088,889+63,956
Wholesale Trade126,514150,238125,274126,468+1,240
Retail Trade51,29251,90347,90550,624+3,387
Accommodation and Food Services45,49344,70941,66942,301+3,825
Transport, Postal and Warehousing126,451115,394110,806101,776+15,645
Information Media and Telecommunications238,818271,081143,293194,284+95,525
Financial and Insurance Services270,958331,150236,078301,161+34,880
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services166,736178,319118,371135,569+48,365
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services56,64871,02356,53071,033+118
Administrative and Support Services87,38882,72877,72073,722+9,668
Public Administration and Safety84,03989,16284,31192,099-271
Education and Training72,91979,92572,11580,601+804
Health Care and Social Assistance113,285115,548104,105106,902+9,179
Arts and Recreation Services40,04553,15552,06367,206-12,018
Other Services46,30155,41646,54453,733-243
Total worker productivity133,912107,928118,067102,431+15,845

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 Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($366,681)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($277,130)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($270,958)

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

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($238,818 compared to $271,081)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($366,681 compared to $329,204)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($153,266 compared to $93,490)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($270,958 compared to $331,150)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region increased by $15,845 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$95,525)
  • Mining (+$67,383)
  • Construction (+$63,956)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$52,912)

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