City of Darwin

Worker productivity

In City of Darwin, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,118,926 per worker in 2020/21.

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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
City of Darwin - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$Northern Territory$$Northern Territory$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing271,099308,859355,483267,574-84,384
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services206,357170,802198,436165,979+7,922
Wholesale Trade346,297348,855280,024275,244+66,273
Retail Trade76,15876,63976,21873,648-61
Accommodation and Food Services81,27279,18572,06071,060+9,211
Transport, Postal and Warehousing143,262139,437162,651147,551-19,389
Information Media and Telecommunications73,58371,34575,45468,688-1,870
Financial and Insurance Services437,842441,661352,846347,926+84,995
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services225,608198,987211,012194,162+14,596
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services108,563107,541104,316102,584+4,247
Administrative and Support Services105,77098,660114,640110,654-8,870
Public Administration and Safety125,939128,869110,006119,341+15,933
Education and Training118,268106,020116,68899,837+1,580
Health Care and Social Assistance119,791108,971116,125111,362+3,666
Arts and Recreation Services119,160104,435105,24687,294+13,913
Other Services90,37580,43383,27873,868+7,098
Total worker productivity137,000170,329125,426154,813+11,574

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 City of Darwin in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,118,926)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($437,842)
  • Wholesale Trade ($346,297)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Northern Territory were for $1,098,372 in Mining; $441,661 in Financial and Insurance Services and $348,855 in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($225,608 compared to $198,987)
  • A lower worker productivity in Construction ($108,323 compared to $136,037)
  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($206,357 compared to $170,802)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($271,099 compared to $308,859)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in City of Darwin increased by $11,574 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in City of Darwin were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$890,009)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$84,995)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$84,384)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$66,273)

City of Darwin

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