Shire of Harvey

Worker productivity

In the Shire of Harvey, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,317,630 per worker in 2021/22.

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
Shire of Harvey - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing212,082262,064136,950177,293+75,132
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services306,926248,484306,184280,347+741
Wholesale Trade153,808220,594147,669182,300+6,139
Retail Trade73,78181,05081,99571,159-8,215
Accommodation and Food Services36,32551,38338,56353,929-2,238
Transport, Postal and Warehousing121,853154,101110,282178,698+11,571
Information Media and Telecommunications143,606189,571127,830147,435+15,776
Financial and Insurance Services188,773341,224274,436325,875-85,662
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services223,084281,403195,171240,692+27,912
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services123,860152,937118,556156,424+5,304
Administrative and Support Services135,092182,29694,787147,736+40,305
Public Administration and Safety82,852109,92297,370122,121-14,518
Education and Training72,16181,62268,47082,797+3,690
Health Care and Social Assistance74,65989,88288,51586,099-13,856
Arts and Recreation Services30,96959,53435,46452,188-4,495
Other Services74,52088,05162,94574,479+11,575
Total worker productivity234,460234,813229,332232,827+5,127

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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 Shire of Harvey in 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,317,630)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($306,926)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($223,084)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $1,244,898 in Mining; $248,484 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $281,403 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Shire of Harvey and Western Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($153,808 compared to $220,594)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($1,317,630 compared to $1,244,898)
  • A lower worker productivity in Construction ($62,877 compared to $156,571)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($188,773 compared to $341,224)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Shire of Harvey increased by $5,127 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Shire of Harvey were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$1,338,565)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-$85,662)
  • Construction (-$76,339)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$75,132)

Shire of Harvey

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