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Worker productivity

In the Gunnedah Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $476,890 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
Gunnedah Shire - Constant prices2018/192000/01Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2000/01 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing117,155115,12274,11589,359+43,040
Mining476,890439,804749,783606,656-272,893
Manufacturing104,596111,827107,147107,088-2,551
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210,744291,016427,639432,101-216,895
Construction146,245116,65385,25295,897+60,993
Wholesale Trade133,134164,669108,217107,448+24,917
Retail Trade56,50361,03650,20043,851+6,303
Accommodation and Food Services40,90154,47156,79266,225-15,891
Transport, Postal and Warehousing151,488141,030108,355130,661+43,133
Information Media and Telecommunications125,382213,038117,530130,803+7,851
Financial and Insurance Services222,954341,088247,352236,273-24,397
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services138,898352,185239,567278,017-100,669
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services85,865133,342128,356124,927-42,491
Administrative and Support Services144,785174,052149,084158,624-4,299
Public Administration and Safety88,275110,752109,493133,880-21,219
Education and Training56,22477,82484,51391,299-28,289
Health Care and Social Assistance61,26075,57367,86564,955-6,605
Arts and Recreation Services49,01773,17270,73856,102-21,722
Other Services53,88666,68482,80374,347-28,917
Total worker productivity108,145123,49895,632109,783+12,514

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 the Gunnedah Shire in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($476,890)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($222,954)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($210,744)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $439,804 in Mining; $341,088 in Financial and Insurance Services and $291,016 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($210,744 compared to $291,016)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($125,382 compared to $213,038)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($222,954 compared to $341,088)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($138,898 compared to $352,185)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Gunnedah Shire increased by $12,514 between 2000/01 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2000/01 and 2018/19 in the Gunnedah Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$272,893)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$216,895)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (-$100,669)
  • Construction (+$60,993)

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