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Worker productivity

In the Gunnedah Shire, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $261,117 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
Gunnedah Shire - Constant prices2017/182004/05Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2004/05 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing97,98797,27475,27780,500+22,710
Mining219,835230,914264,035264,108-44,200
Manufacturing101,578119,68599,524106,274+2,053
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services261,117284,836272,447324,993-11,330
Construction121,017102,50769,060104,370+51,957
Wholesale Trade132,386183,34193,276109,712+39,111
Retail Trade55,96562,09351,09548,716+4,870
Accommodation and Food Services39,42251,69152,51062,518-13,088
Transport, Postal and Warehousing160,132147,496119,559134,498+40,573
Information Media and Telecommunications100,002230,254148,939155,961-48,937
Financial and Insurance Services190,917347,453277,444274,298-86,527
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services175,672299,802215,996246,767-40,324
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services86,789131,794110,504121,036-23,714
Administrative and Support Services136,193149,718103,578146,764+32,615
Public Administration and Safety91,407114,19490,159114,526+1,248
Education and Training50,39272,37773,79887,970-23,406
Health Care and Social Assistance56,93765,16767,51973,060-10,582
Arts and Recreation Services44,77071,16862,10059,999-17,330
Other Services46,99959,53872,76971,536-25,771

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, New South Wales: $97,274 Mining, New South Wales: $230,914 Manufacturing, New South Wales: $119,685 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: $284,836 Construction, New South Wales: $102,507 Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: $183,341 Retail Trade, New South Wales: $62,093 Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: $51,691 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: $147,496 Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: $230,254 Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: $347,453 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: $299,802 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: $131,794 Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: $149,718 Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: $114,194 Education and Training, New South Wales: $72,377 Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: $65,167 Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: $71,168 Other Services, New South Wales: $59,538 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: $97,987 Mining, Gunnedah Shire: $219,835 Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: $101,578 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: $261,117 Construction, Gunnedah Shire: $121,017 Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: $132,386 Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: $55,965 Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: $39,422 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: $160,132 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: $100,002 Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: $190,917 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: $175,672 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: $86,789 Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: $136,193 Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: $91,407 Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: $50,392 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: $56,937 Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: $44,770 Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: $46,999
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, 2004/05 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2004/05 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: +$22,710 Mining, Gunnedah Shire: -$44,200 Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,053 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$11,330 Construction, Gunnedah Shire: +$51,957 Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +$39,111 Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +$4,870 Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$13,088 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: +$40,573 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: -$48,937 Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$86,527 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$40,324 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$23,714 Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: +$32,615 Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,248 Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: -$23,406 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: -$10,582 Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$17,330 Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: -$25,771
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 Gunnedah Shire in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($261,117)
  • Mining ($219,835)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($190,917)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $284,836 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $230,914 in Mining; and $347,453 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($190,917 compared to $347,453)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($100,002 compared to $230,254)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($175,672 compared to $299,802)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($132,386 compared to $183,341)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Gunnedah Shire increased by $7,219 between 2004/05 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2004/05 and 2017/18 in the Gunnedah Shire were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (-$86,527)
  • Construction (+$51,957)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-$48,937)
  • Mining (-$44,200)

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