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Worker productivity

In Gunnedah Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $671,202 per worker in 2019/20.

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
Gunnedah Shire - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing67,22092,875120,875130,791-53,655
Mining671,202550,166750,404553,582-79,202
Manufacturing96,174117,42989,421124,812+6,753
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services219,937297,448233,183318,012-13,247
Construction135,135116,848181,103124,451-45,968
Wholesale Trade126,366169,276107,386155,468+18,979
Retail Trade58,34164,33854,54465,001+3,797
Accommodation and Food Services35,51850,58540,51055,481-4,992
Transport, Postal and Warehousing124,407139,053145,984155,543-21,577
Information Media and Telecommunications134,952207,53668,470176,216+66,482
Financial and Insurance Services254,804348,738202,114357,544+52,690
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services234,853338,226206,615293,864+28,237
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services88,171135,89090,952135,490-2,781
Administrative and Support Services147,134180,689129,174167,789+17,960
Public Administration and Safety88,323120,78676,025116,493+12,297
Education and Training77,22394,66066,31387,196+10,910
Health Care and Social Assistance59,53678,88760,78672,413-1,250
Arts and Recreation Services41,02171,34629,63972,083+11,382
Other Services55,68166,97857,96670,770-2,286
Total worker productivity113,224128,192129,172128,594-15,948

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Gunnedah Shire in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($671,202)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($254,804)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($234,853)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $550,166 in Mining; $348,738 in Financial and Insurance Services and $338,226 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($219,937 compared to $297,448)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($254,804 compared to $348,738)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($234,853 compared to $338,226)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($671,202 compared to $550,166)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Gunnedah Shire decreased by -15,948 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Gunnedah Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$79,202)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$66,482)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$53,655)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$52,690)

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