Perth Inner City Region

Worker productivity

In Perth Inner City Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest productivity by industry, generating $457,041 per worker in 2022/23.

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 prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing457,041340,039172,595186,680+284,446
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services293,403247,077280,296237,656+13,107
Wholesale Trade243,359237,026203,355197,047+40,004
Retail Trade87,72682,18979,54873,040+8,178
Accommodation and Food Services63,31657,43859,21153,951+4,105
Transport, Postal and Warehousing223,798173,715230,168173,023-6,370
Information Media and Telecommunications217,891193,892189,809163,340+28,082
Financial and Insurance Services382,168365,397358,725343,175+23,443
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services337,184293,767285,974253,569+51,210
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services161,725154,540174,137165,389-12,412
Administrative and Support Services276,771193,608209,082147,049+67,688
Public Administration and Safety119,774124,785117,812118,813+1,962
Education and Training112,17284,715103,75281,087+8,420
Health Care and Social Assistance103,29194,33699,83791,304+3,454
Arts and Recreation Services82,93261,12468,63949,407+14,293
Other Services92,01992,08482,90378,567+9,116
Total worker productivity195,238251,431179,917247,582+15,321

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($457,041)
  • Mining ($434,951)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($382,168)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $340,039 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; $1,276,323 in Mining and $365,397 in Financial and Insurance 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 higher worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($223,798 compared to $173,715)
  • A higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($276,771 compared to $193,608)
  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($457,041 compared to $340,039)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($434,951 compared to $1,276,323)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Perth Inner City Region increased by $15,321 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Perth Inner City Region were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$284,446)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$67,688)
  • Mining (+$62,917)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$51,210)

Perth Inner City Region

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