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Worker productivity

In the FNQROC, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $339,417 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 Fishing128,322133,993154,118155,601-25,796
Mining296,824348,942235,799211,718+61,026
Manufacturing114,087122,059100,754116,584+13,333
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services339,417336,802219,619265,942+119,797
Construction82,895105,925107,729138,244-24,834
Wholesale Trade144,421186,074133,412152,908+11,009
Retail Trade56,26058,51354,98057,307+1,279
Accommodation and Food Services49,53544,22954,02748,684-4,492
Transport, Postal and Warehousing106,974117,212127,190134,347-20,216
Information Media and Telecommunications134,411158,55996,602121,424+37,810
Financial and Insurance Services318,492331,676276,116287,336+42,376
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services197,707206,269144,742171,964+52,965
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services124,425119,50196,947109,103+27,478
Administrative and Support Services107,914112,70491,350102,442+16,564
Public Administration and Safety107,525111,40399,235103,330+8,290
Education and Training57,48364,65065,10471,745-7,620
Health Care and Social Assistance74,24871,42265,51864,581+8,731
Arts and Recreation Services61,14761,00556,11557,766+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: $133,993 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,059 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,802 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,074 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,513 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,229 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $117,212 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,676 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,269 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,501 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,704 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,403 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,650 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,422 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,005 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: $128,322 Mining, FNQROC: $296,824 Manufacturing, FNQROC: $114,087 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: $339,417 Construction, FNQROC: $82,895 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: $144,421 Retail Trade, FNQROC: $56,260 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: $49,535 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: $106,974 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: $134,411 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: $318,492 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: $197,707 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: $124,425 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: $107,914 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: $107,525 Education and Training, FNQROC: $57,483 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: $74,248 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: -$25,796 Mining, FNQROC: +$61,026 Manufacturing, FNQROC: +$13,333 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: +$119,797 Construction, FNQROC: -$24,834 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: +$11,009 Retail Trade, FNQROC: +$1,279 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: -$4,492 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: -$20,216 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: +$37,810 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: +$42,376 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: +$52,965 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: +$27,478 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: +$16,564 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: +$8,290 Education and Training, FNQROC: -$7,620 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: +$8,731 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 ($339,417)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($318,492)
  • Mining ($296,824)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $336,802 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $331,676 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 ($144,421 compared to $186,074)
  • 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 $132 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 (+$119,797)
  • Mining (+$61,026)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$52,965)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$42,376)

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