Inner West Council area

Worker productivity

In the Inner West Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $412,666 per worker in 2019/20.

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
Inner West Council area - Constant prices2019/202007/08Change
Industry$Australia$$Australia$ 2007/08 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing57,424110,27262,052118,502-4,627
Mining412,666828,271133,943660,332+278,723
Manufacturing104,661113,73792,451116,631+12,210
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services195,248292,385251,405349,845-56,156
Construction94,072115,25777,972118,048+16,100
Wholesale Trade169,316166,126115,195121,939+54,121
Retail Trade70,60864,22558,42553,860+12,183
Accommodation and Food Services53,79247,55366,22556,114-12,433
Transport, Postal and Warehousing135,936130,955154,342133,812-18,406
Information Media and Telecommunications156,281189,731141,601126,953+14,680
Financial and Insurance Services378,986347,811343,647303,109+35,338
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services389,907257,141278,971201,055+110,937
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services137,071124,621115,848109,113+21,223
Administrative and Support Services183,812150,696201,417158,990-17,606
Public Administration and Safety111,806123,597103,315110,856+8,491
Education and Training91,62187,25292,57590,079-954
Health Care and Social Assistance75,56985,87978,63071,743-3,060
Arts and Recreation Services57,05466,89636,48665,377+20,569
Other Services74,05167,85775,73968,107-1,688
Total worker productivity107,173130,227101,908117,590+5,265

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Inner West Council area in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($412,666)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($389,907)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($378,986)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Australia were for $828,271 in Mining; $257,141 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $347,811 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Inner West Council area and Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($57,424 compared to $110,272)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($195,248 compared to $292,385)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($389,907 compared to $257,141)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($412,666 compared to $828,271)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Inner West Council area increased by $5,265 between 2007/08 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2007/08 and 2019/20 in the Inner West Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$278,723)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$110,937)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$56,156)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$54,121)

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