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Worker productivity

In the FNQROC, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $339,420 per worker in 2017/18.

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
FNQROC - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing128,298133,966154,118155,601-25,820
Mining296,824348,942235,799211,718+61,026
Manufacturing114,086122,058100,754116,584+13,333
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services339,420336,804219,619265,942+119,800
Construction82,895105,925107,729138,244-24,834
Wholesale Trade144,418186,071133,412152,908+11,006
Retail Trade56,24658,49954,98057,307+1,266
Accommodation and Food Services49,50344,20754,02748,684-4,523
Transport, Postal and Warehousing106,653116,777127,190134,347-20,537
Information Media and Telecommunications134,411158,55996,602121,424+37,810
Financial and Insurance Services318,491331,675276,116287,336+42,375
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services197,702206,264144,742171,964+52,959
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services124,425119,50096,947109,103+27,478
Administrative and Support Services107,914112,70391,350102,442+16,563
Public Administration and Safety107,524111,40299,235103,330+8,289
Education and Training57,48264,64865,10471,745-7,622
Health Care and Social Assistance74,22471,40065,51864,581+8,707
Arts and Recreation Services61,14761,00656,11557,766+5,032
Other Services62,26260,77961,23862,033+1,025

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: $133,966 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,058 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,804 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,071 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,499 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,207 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $116,777 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,675 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,264 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,500 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,703 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,402 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,648 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,400 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,006 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: $128,298 Mining, FNQROC: $296,824 Manufacturing, FNQROC: $114,086 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: $339,420 Construction, FNQROC: $82,895 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: $144,418 Retail Trade, FNQROC: $56,246 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: $49,503 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: $106,653 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: $134,411 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: $318,491 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: $197,702 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: $124,425 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: $107,914 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: $107,524 Education and Training, FNQROC: $57,482 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: $74,224 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: $61,147 Other Services, FNQROC: $62,262
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: -$25,820 Mining, FNQROC: +$61,026 Manufacturing, FNQROC: +$13,333 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: +$119,800 Construction, FNQROC: -$24,834 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: +$11,006 Retail Trade, FNQROC: +$1,266 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: -$4,523 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: -$20,537 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: +$37,810 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: +$42,375 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: +$52,959 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: +$27,478 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: +$16,563 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: +$8,289 Education and Training, FNQROC: -$7,622 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: +$8,707 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: +$5,032 Other Services, FNQROC: +$1,025
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in FNQROC in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($339,420)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($318,491)
  • Mining ($296,824)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $336,804 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $331,675 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $348,942 in Mining.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($296,824 compared to $348,942)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($144,418 compared to $186,071)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($134,411 compared to $158,559)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($82,895 compared to $105,925)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the FNQROC increased by $103 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the FNQROC were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$119,800)
  • Mining (+$61,026)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$52,959)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$42,375)

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