Douglas Shire Council

Worker productivity

In Douglas Shire Council, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $414,185 per worker in 2021/22.

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
Douglas Shire Council - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing145,721195,122117,933168,670+27,788
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services244,394330,475420,897371,837-176,504
Wholesale Trade86,626183,977142,573181,783-55,947
Retail Trade60,21574,11363,20268,050-2,988
Accommodation and Food Services53,70048,40176,71152,293-23,011
Transport, Postal and Warehousing107,416142,645142,368161,599-34,952
Information Media and Telecommunications174,590172,60789,470117,679+85,119
Financial and Insurance Services414,185295,519199,755319,263+214,430
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services142,550223,207175,726213,133-33,177
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services108,084129,913104,662130,041+3,422
Administrative and Support Services99,421147,883121,076132,242-21,655
Public Administration and Safety86,072119,05785,416113,772+655
Education and Training61,88979,75271,62583,221-9,736
Health Care and Social Assistance72,55080,05668,59376,356+3,957
Arts and Recreation Services41,71877,87237,90258,028+3,816
Other Services73,70170,77466,34471,430+7,357
Total worker productivity83,141122,02594,961123,574-11,820

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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 Douglas Shire Council in 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($414,185)
  • Mining ($399,671)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($244,394)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $295,519 in Financial and Insurance Services; $376,397 in Mining and $330,475 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Douglas Shire Council and Queensland were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($142,550 compared to $223,207)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($244,394 compared to $330,475)
  • A lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($86,626 compared to $183,977)
  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($414,185 compared to $295,519)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Douglas Shire Council decreased by -11,820 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Douglas Shire Council were for those employed in:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$214,430)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$176,504)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$85,119)
  • Wholesale Trade (-$55,947)

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