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Worker productivity

In Gold Coast City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $379,341 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
Gold Coast City - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing154,492133,966163,605155,601-9,114
Mining379,341348,942156,836211,718+222,505
Manufacturing122,935122,058115,302116,584+7,634
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services288,533336,804247,171265,942+41,362
Construction91,176105,925105,949138,244-14,773
Wholesale Trade197,492186,071159,059152,908+38,433
Retail Trade60,67458,49958,60157,307+2,073
Accommodation and Food Services47,62044,20752,81448,684-5,194
Transport, Postal and Warehousing102,463116,777115,967134,347-13,504
Information Media and Telecommunications139,741158,559106,662121,424+33,079
Financial and Insurance Services332,561331,675280,886287,336+51,675
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services218,274206,264187,667171,964+30,607
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services104,417119,50097,653109,103+6,763
Administrative and Support Services118,333112,70397,058102,442+21,275
Public Administration and Safety104,867111,40295,079103,330+9,788
Education and Training65,61464,64872,14071,745-6,526
Health Care and Social Assistance69,21571,40063,83664,581+5,379
Arts and Recreation Services65,44661,00662,23057,766+3,216
Other Services56,75660,77958,82062,033-2,064

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, Gold Coast City: $154,492 Mining, Gold Coast City: $379,341 Manufacturing, Gold Coast City: $122,935 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gold Coast City: $288,533 Construction, Gold Coast City: $91,176 Wholesale Trade, Gold Coast City: $197,492 Retail Trade, Gold Coast City: $60,674 Accommodation and Food Services, Gold Coast City: $47,620 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gold Coast City: $102,463 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gold Coast City: $139,741 Financial and Insurance Services, Gold Coast City: $332,561 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gold Coast City: $218,274 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gold Coast City: $104,417 Administrative and Support Services, Gold Coast City: $118,333 Public Administration and Safety, Gold Coast City: $104,867 Education and Training, Gold Coast City: $65,614 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gold Coast City: $69,215 Arts and Recreation Services, Gold Coast City: $65,446 Other Services, Gold Coast City: $56,756
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, Gold Coast City: -$9,114 Mining, Gold Coast City: +$222,505 Manufacturing, Gold Coast City: +$7,634 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gold Coast City: +$41,362 Construction, Gold Coast City: -$14,773 Wholesale Trade, Gold Coast City: +$38,433 Retail Trade, Gold Coast City: +$2,073 Accommodation and Food Services, Gold Coast City: -$5,194 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gold Coast City: -$13,504 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gold Coast City: +$33,079 Financial and Insurance Services, Gold Coast City: +$51,675 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gold Coast City: +$30,607 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gold Coast City: +$6,763 Administrative and Support Services, Gold Coast City: +$21,275 Public Administration and Safety, Gold Coast City: +$9,788 Education and Training, Gold Coast City: -$6,526 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gold Coast City: +$5,379 Arts and Recreation Services, Gold Coast City: +$3,216 Other Services, Gold Coast City: -$2,064
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 Gold Coast City in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($379,341)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($332,561)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($288,533)

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

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($379,341 compared to $348,942)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($154,492 compared to $133,966)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($288,533 compared to $336,804)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($139,741 compared to $158,559)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Gold Coast City increased by $2,095 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Gold Coast City were for:

  • Mining (+$222,505)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$51,675)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$41,362)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$38,433)

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