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Worker productivity

In Gold Coast City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $533,302 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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Gold Coast City - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing147,809134,322174,456163,682-26,647
Mining533,302652,136239,715417,347+293,587
Manufacturing108,408118,887106,958121,779+1,450
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services254,975347,106273,143295,706-18,168
Construction101,061110,177130,926161,969-29,865
Wholesale Trade177,779170,549160,465154,733+17,314
Retail Trade59,53657,24560,26858,459-732
Accommodation and Food Services51,87948,76453,59049,621-1,711
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113,352133,051109,197126,373+4,155
Information Media and Telecommunications142,520154,558106,644122,230+35,877
Financial and Insurance Services342,660327,550276,020281,567+66,640
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services225,795229,165209,095193,231+16,701
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services105,710124,94499,034110,397+6,676
Administrative and Support Services134,139137,666103,807107,780+30,332
Public Administration and Safety97,698104,305100,520107,727-2,822
Education and Training69,41472,42976,02676,533-6,611
Health Care and Social Assistance77,74979,76362,84163,817+14,909
Arts and Recreation Services69,03464,90962,95460,001+6,081
Other Services64,26769,65557,90960,950+6,358
Total worker productivity99,220119,87996,382116,328+2,838

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Gold Coast City in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($533,302)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($342,660)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($254,975)

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

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($105,710 compared to $124,944)
  • A lower worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($113,352 compared to $133,051)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($254,975 compared to $347,106)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($533,302 compared to $652,136)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Gold Coast City increased by $2,838 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Gold Coast City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$293,587)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$66,640)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$35,877)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$30,332)

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