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Worker productivity

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In the City of Launceston, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $671,723 per worker in 2016/17.

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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
City of Launceston - Constant prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$Greater Hobart $$Greater Hobart $2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing217,034189,464197,619172,263+19,415
Mining671,723228,261547,682190,960+124,041
Manufacturing93,30191,26091,80693,600+1,495
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services148,934230,174200,365270,588-51,431
Construction64,41575,55353,64868,076+10,767
Wholesale Trade167,047171,937103,326108,829+63,720
Retail Trade53,66753,27953,06951,810+599
Accommodation and Food Services35,12340,21743,39547,184-8,272
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113,726109,384106,058101,339+7,668
Information Media and Telecommunications275,680286,716183,696202,497+91,984
Financial and Insurance Services402,270357,986316,808277,977+85,462
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services158,984164,036110,023120,468+48,961
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services60,59572,13660,89370,344-298
Administrative and Support Services60,57668,15181,06673,944-20,491
Public Administration and Safety93,968101,30676,16281,895+17,806
Education and Training83,12185,05187,04785,595-3,926
Health Care and Social Assistance107,156110,249104,225105,172+2,932
Arts and Recreation Services49,36961,31246,40363,196+2,966
Other Services49,47651,18845,84651,132+3,630

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: $189,464 Mining, Greater Hobart: $228,261 Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: $91,260 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: $230,174 Construction, Greater Hobart: $75,553 Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: $171,937 Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: $53,279 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: $40,217 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: $109,384 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: $286,716 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: $357,986 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: $164,036 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: $72,136 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: $68,151 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: $101,306 Education and Training, Greater Hobart: $85,051 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: $110,249 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: $61,312 Other Services, Greater Hobart: $51,188 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: $217,034 Mining, City of Launceston: $671,723 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: $93,301 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: $148,934 Construction, City of Launceston: $64,415 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: $167,047 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: $53,667 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: $35,123 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: $113,726 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: $275,680 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: $402,270 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: $158,984 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: $60,595 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: $60,576 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: $93,968 Education and Training, City of Launceston: $83,121 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: $107,156 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: $49,369 Other Services, City of Launceston: $49,476
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +$19,415 Mining, City of Launceston: +$124,041 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: +$1,495 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -$51,431 Construction, City of Launceston: +$10,767 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: +$63,720 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: +$599 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: -$8,272 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: +$7,668 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: +$91,984 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: +$85,462 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: +$48,961 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: -$298 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -$20,491 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: +$17,806 Education and Training, City of Launceston: -$3,926 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +$2,932 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +$2,966 Other Services, City of Launceston: +$3,630
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in City of Launceston in 2016/17 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($671,723)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($402,270)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($275,680)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Hobart were for $228,261 in Mining; $357,986 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $286,716 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the City of Launceston and Greater Hobart were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($671,723 compared to $228,261)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($402,270 compared to $357,986)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($217,034 compared to $189,464)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($148,934 compared to $230,174)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Launceston increased by $5,684 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Mining (+$124,041)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$91,984)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$85,462)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$63,720)

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