Kiama Municipality

Worker productivity

In Kiama Municipality, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $545,581 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Kiama Municipality - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing305,782191,575125,307161,954+180,475
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services205,317249,662172,799297,901+32,518
Wholesale Trade147,025225,655201,300215,895-54,275
Retail Trade68,65776,88663,77473,995+4,883
Accommodation and Food Services55,17066,62252,88860,423+2,282
Transport, Postal and Warehousing130,548163,703122,300165,179+8,248
Information Media and Telecommunications120,061291,76295,223181,504+24,838
Financial and Insurance Services230,614296,824249,857326,874-19,243
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services329,402345,826333,790348,067-4,388
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services131,402147,920124,265140,933+7,137
Administrative and Support Services175,335221,210136,931200,119+38,404
Public Administration and Safety99,851123,38098,143125,937+1,707
Education and Training82,13996,11676,90993,841+5,230
Health Care and Social Assistance77,34682,53275,19477,964+2,152
Arts and Recreation Services59,09571,84250,37869,545+8,718
Other Services57,73165,50770,75475,187-13,022
Total worker productivity101,839141,468103,257140,330-1,418

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 Kiama Municipality in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($545,581)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($329,402)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($305,782)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $741,860 in Mining; $345,826 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $191,575 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Kiama Municipality and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($147,025 compared to $225,655)
  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($305,782 compared to $191,575)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($120,061 compared to $291,762)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($545,581 compared to $741,860)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Kiama Municipality decreased by -1,418 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Kiama Municipality were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$180,475)
  • Construction (-$68,581)
  • Wholesale Trade (-$54,275)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$38,404)

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