Gold Coast City

Worker productivity

In Gold Coast City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $371,769 per worker in 2020/21.

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
Gold Coast City - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing92,092119,965130,139157,079-38,048
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services288,342363,370319,510359,594-31,168
Wholesale Trade176,997169,290165,412158,786+11,585
Retail Trade71,88770,66364,12562,697+7,762
Accommodation and Food Services53,55449,53754,65450,981-1,100
Transport, Postal and Warehousing117,046133,477125,294141,691-8,248
Information Media and Telecommunications130,275143,037119,427126,045+10,847
Financial and Insurance Services270,677277,160302,302306,579-31,625
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services233,742215,290211,775200,159+21,967
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services112,422125,042108,045121,109+4,377
Administrative and Support Services144,173135,269117,161116,228+27,011
Public Administration and Safety107,546122,773105,796116,867+1,750
Education and Training77,50981,81978,88379,685-1,374
Health Care and Social Assistance83,08887,01970,28372,770+12,804
Arts and Recreation Services70,82565,51263,45360,612+7,372
Other Services66,56071,45264,53469,194+2,027
Total worker productivity102,741123,336102,286123,232+455

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Gold Coast City in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($371,769)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($288,342)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($270,677)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $500,050 in Mining; $363,370 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $277,160 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($233,742 compared to $215,290)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($92,092 compared to $119,965)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($288,342 compared to $363,370)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($371,769 compared to $500,050)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Gold Coast City increased by $455 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Gold Coast City were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$38,048)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-$31,625)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$31,168)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$27,011)

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