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Worker productivity

In the Canberra Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $400,691 per worker in 2019/20.

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
Canberra Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$NSW$$NSW$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing87,93692,875108,456130,791-20,520
Mining400,691550,166270,328553,582+130,363
Manufacturing99,600117,429101,333124,812-1,733
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services263,107297,448284,824318,012-21,718
Construction98,548116,848112,608124,451-14,061
Wholesale Trade138,981169,276114,706155,468+24,275
Retail Trade58,45264,33858,42565,001+26
Accommodation and Food Services48,10950,58554,46055,481-6,350
Transport, Postal and Warehousing114,446139,053122,987155,543-8,541
Information Media and Telecommunications138,435207,536108,730176,216+29,705
Financial and Insurance Services299,200348,738279,792357,544+19,408
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services274,211338,226232,856293,864+41,356
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services126,022135,890116,113135,490+9,909
Administrative and Support Services110,018180,689107,529167,789+2,489
Public Administration and Safety136,194120,786131,377116,493+4,817
Education and Training88,34194,66072,53187,196+15,810
Health Care and Social Assistance75,39178,88770,03772,413+5,354
Arts and Recreation Services55,06371,34659,35972,083-4,297
Other Services63,03566,97864,15870,770-1,124
Total worker productivity97,913128,19297,376128,594+537

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Canberra Region in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($400,691)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($299,200)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($274,211)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in NSW were for $550,166 in Mining; $348,738 in Financial and Insurance Services and $338,226 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($274,211 compared to $338,226)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($138,435 compared to $207,536)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($110,018 compared to $180,689)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($400,691 compared to $550,166)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Canberra Region increased by $537 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Canberra Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$130,363)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$41,356)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$29,705)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$24,275)

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