Perth Inner City Region

Worker productivity

In Perth Inner City Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $369,896 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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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Perth Inner City Region - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing293,499262,064162,111177,293+131,388
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services282,868248,484324,952280,347-42,085
Wholesale Trade228,268220,594188,087182,300+40,181
Retail Trade93,53881,05084,85571,159+8,683
Accommodation and Food Services59,05951,38362,48253,929-3,424
Transport, Postal and Warehousing208,629154,101224,493178,698-15,864
Information Media and Telecommunications221,061189,571170,159147,435+50,902
Financial and Insurance Services357,400341,224342,097325,875+15,304
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services317,636281,403274,969240,692+42,666
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services160,905152,937165,560156,424-4,655
Administrative and Support Services257,047182,296204,996147,736+52,051
Public Administration and Safety105,625109,922121,173122,121-15,549
Education and Training109,52781,622105,55382,797+3,974
Health Care and Social Assistance98,61689,88294,24686,099+4,370
Arts and Recreation Services77,80759,53475,63852,188+2,168
Other Services94,65988,05178,37874,479+16,282
Total worker productivity177,732234,813175,850232,827+1,881

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 Perth Inner City Region in 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($369,896)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($357,400)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($317,636)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $1,244,898 in Mining; $341,224 in Financial and Insurance 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 Perth Inner City Region and Western Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Construction ($115,658 compared to $156,571)
  • A higher worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($208,629 compared to $154,101)
  • A higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($257,047 compared to $182,296)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($369,896 compared to $1,244,898)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Perth Inner City Region increased by $1,881 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Perth Inner City Region were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$131,388)
  • Construction (-$100,848)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$52,051)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$50,902)

Perth Inner City Region

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