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Worker productivity

In the FNQROC, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $410,184 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
FNQROC - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing131,961134,322163,258163,682-31,297
Mining410,184652,136378,027417,347+32,157
Manufacturing114,674118,88794,601121,779+20,074
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services346,606347,106272,348295,706+74,259
Construction87,557110,177131,473161,969-43,916
Wholesale Trade138,159170,549129,999154,733+8,160
Retail Trade54,45657,24556,06858,459-1,612
Accommodation and Food Services52,47048,76454,99949,621-2,529
Transport, Postal and Warehousing126,509133,051125,302126,373+1,206
Information Media and Telecommunications136,520154,55897,903122,230+38,616
Financial and Insurance Services317,288327,550269,411281,567+47,877
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services212,699229,165161,252193,231+51,447
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services126,597124,944101,800110,397+24,797
Administrative and Support Services129,986137,66697,171107,780+32,815
Public Administration and Safety100,811104,305103,163107,727-2,351
Education and Training67,95472,42969,31476,533-1,360
Health Care and Social Assistance83,64379,76364,97963,817+18,664
Arts and Recreation Services63,12664,90958,51460,001+4,612
Other Services71,45169,65561,42960,950+10,022

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, Queensland: $134,322 Mining, Queensland: $652,136 Manufacturing, Queensland: $118,887 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $347,106 Construction, Queensland: $110,177 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $170,549 Retail Trade, Queensland: $57,245 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $48,764 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $133,051 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $154,558 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $327,550 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $229,165 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $124,944 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $137,666 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $104,305 Education and Training, Queensland: $72,429 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $79,763 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $64,909 Other Services, Queensland: $69,655 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: $131,961 Mining, FNQROC: $410,184 Manufacturing, FNQROC: $114,674 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: $346,606 Construction, FNQROC: $87,557 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: $138,159 Retail Trade, FNQROC: $54,456 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: $52,470 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: $126,509 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: $136,520 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: $317,288 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: $212,699 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: $126,597 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: $129,986 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: $100,811 Education and Training, FNQROC: $67,954 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: $83,643 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: $63,126 Other Services, FNQROC: $71,451
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, FNQROC: -$31,297 Mining, FNQROC: +$32,157 Manufacturing, FNQROC: +$20,074 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: +$74,259 Construction, FNQROC: -$43,916 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: +$8,160 Retail Trade, FNQROC: -$1,612 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: -$2,529 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: +$1,206 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: +$38,616 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: +$47,877 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: +$51,447 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: +$24,797 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: +$32,815 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: -$2,351 Education and Training, FNQROC: -$1,360 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: +$18,664 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: +$4,612 Other Services, FNQROC: +$10,022
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 FNQROC in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($410,184)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($346,606)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($317,288)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $347,106 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($410,184 compared to $652,136)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($138,159 compared to $170,549)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($87,557 compared to $110,177)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($136,520 compared to $154,558)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the FNQROC increased by $3,769 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the FNQROC were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$74,259)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$51,447)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$47,877)
  • Construction (-$43,916)

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