Ku-ring-gai Council area

Worker productivity

In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $431,729 per worker in 2020/21.

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
Ku-ring-gai Council area - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing107,414126,010104,088128,939+3,326
Mining185,445313,756123,453388,707+61,992
Manufacturing161,450126,338150,986132,226+10,464
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services355,002289,385318,521307,268+36,480
Construction242,775123,340276,283130,406-33,507
Wholesale Trade258,172203,110255,417191,430+2,755
Retail Trade69,87073,07065,50967,318+4,361
Accommodation and Food Services45,58451,54151,51354,231-5,929
Transport, Postal and Warehousing135,332133,802151,013163,183-15,681
Information Media and Telecommunications164,846215,369160,158184,690+4,688
Financial and Insurance Services341,427321,100346,502335,400-5,075
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services431,729350,307392,894312,010+38,835
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services137,438135,764133,710131,614+3,728
Administrative and Support Services166,284168,805161,680169,683+4,604
Public Administration and Safety113,969118,640107,378117,169+6,591
Education and Training69,46886,45070,66188,069-1,194
Health Care and Social Assistance91,26482,48676,99270,510+14,271
Arts and Recreation Services43,79366,20450,12071,413-6,327
Other Services65,41766,35276,36971,551-10,952
Total worker productivity120,198127,679119,589128,161+609

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 Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($431,729)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($355,002)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($341,427)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $350,307 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $289,385 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $321,100 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($355,002 compared to $289,385)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($431,729 compared to $350,307)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($242,775 compared to $123,340)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($185,445 compared to $313,756)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Ku-ring-gai Council area increased by $609 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Ku-ring-gai Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$61,992)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$38,835)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$36,480)
  • Construction (-$33,507)

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