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Worker productivity

In City of Darwin, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $361,521 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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
City of Darwin - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Northern Territory $$Northern Territory $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing359,119277,157303,046256,044+56,073
Mining200,019530,691297,246465,223-97,226
Manufacturing181,874230,812183,242225,527-1,368
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services132,467101,222159,412140,841-26,945
Construction97,877125,591130,038179,238-32,161
Wholesale Trade94,372106,193180,939173,460-86,567
Retail Trade69,64969,21774,19770,909-4,548
Accommodation and Food Services65,17865,26866,40869,361-1,230
Transport, Postal and Warehousing81,98676,83791,61985,141-9,633
Information Media and Telecommunications38,65838,72463,62357,353-24,965
Financial and Insurance Services361,521367,314365,541354,372-4,020
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services199,879189,739192,220178,164+7,659
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services102,693104,04190,30187,654+12,391
Administrative and Support Services129,269127,348139,846132,274-10,577
Public Administration and Safety116,582128,484125,905126,523-9,322
Education and Training112,70995,317108,14793,699+4,562
Health Care and Social Assistance124,618117,112109,401104,341+15,218
Arts and Recreation Services115,51593,80395,87574,985+19,640
Other Services80,83572,60872,02062,165+8,815

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Territory: $277,157 Mining, Northern Territory: $530,691 Manufacturing, Northern Territory: $230,812 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Territory: $101,222 Construction, Northern Territory: $125,591 Wholesale Trade, Northern Territory: $106,193 Retail Trade, Northern Territory: $69,217 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Territory: $65,268 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Territory: $76,837 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Territory: $38,724 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Territory: $367,314 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Territory: $189,739 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Territory: $104,041 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Territory: $127,348 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Territory: $128,484 Education and Training, Northern Territory: $95,317 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Territory: $117,112 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Territory: $93,803 Other Services, Northern Territory: $72,608 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: $359,119 Mining, City of Darwin: $200,019 Manufacturing, City of Darwin: $181,874 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: $132,467 Construction, City of Darwin: $97,877 Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: $94,372 Retail Trade, City of Darwin: $69,649 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: $65,178 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: $81,986 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: $38,658 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: $361,521 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: $199,879 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: $102,693 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: $129,269 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: $116,582 Education and Training, City of Darwin: $112,709 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: $124,618 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: $115,515 Other Services, City of Darwin: $80,835
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: +$56,073 Mining, City of Darwin: -$97,226 Manufacturing, City of Darwin: -$1,368 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: -$26,945 Construction, City of Darwin: -$32,161 Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: -$86,567 Retail Trade, City of Darwin: -$4,548 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: -$1,230 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: -$9,633 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: -$24,965 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: -$4,020 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: +$7,659 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: +$12,391 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: -$10,577 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: -$9,322 Education and Training, City of Darwin: +$4,562 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: +$15,218 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: +$19,640 Other Services, City of Darwin: +$8,815
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in City of Darwin in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($361,521)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($359,119)
  • Mining ($200,019)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Northern Territory were for $367,314 in Financial and Insurance Services; $277,157 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and $530,691 in Mining.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($359,119 compared to $277,157)
  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($132,467 compared to $101,222)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($200,019 compared to $530,691)
  • Lower worker productivity in Manufacturing ($181,874 compared to $230,812)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in City of Darwin decreased by $4,697 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in City of Darwin were for:

  • Mining (-$97,226)
  • Wholesale Trade (-$86,567)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$56,073)
  • Construction (-$32,161)

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