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Worker productivity

In the City of Launceston, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $561,651 per worker in 2017/18.

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 prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Greater Hobart $$Greater Hobart $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing217,273190,330197,153183,509+20,120
Mining561,651219,094609,932222,161-48,281
Manufacturing99,26495,97591,19591,146+8,069
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140,293217,767174,989261,539-34,696
Construction45,20853,37154,44168,445-9,234
Wholesale Trade150,439159,316117,479122,963+32,959
Retail Trade54,01253,81653,00651,932+1,006
Accommodation and Food Services34,82440,32939,41343,775-4,589
Transport, Postal and Warehousing91,56487,817103,879101,544-12,315
Information Media and Telecommunications255,235255,253192,918213,312+62,317
Financial and Insurance Services415,199382,836316,972288,357+98,227
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services151,172156,691122,494132,002+28,678
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services59,46171,58462,94073,064-3,479
Administrative and Support Services60,02770,66876,55473,086-16,526
Public Administration and Safety94,694103,18380,68287,591+14,012
Education and Training78,19079,60688,76688,804-10,576
Health Care and Social Assistance106,224109,885108,994110,601-2,770
Arts and Recreation Services41,12755,66744,76760,196-3,640
Other Services49,45150,76548,09653,297+1,355

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 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 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: $190,330 Mining, Greater Hobart: $219,094 Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: $95,975 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: $217,767 Construction, Greater Hobart: $53,371 Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: $159,316 Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: $53,816 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: $40,329 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: $87,817 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: $255,253 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: $382,836 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: $156,691 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: $71,584 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: $70,668 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: $103,183 Education and Training, Greater Hobart: $79,606 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: $109,885 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: $55,667 Other Services, Greater Hobart: $50,765 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: $217,273 Mining, City of Launceston: $561,651 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: $99,264 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: $140,293 Construction, City of Launceston: $45,208 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: $150,439 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: $54,012 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: $34,824 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: $91,564 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: $255,235 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: $415,199 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: $151,172 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: $59,461 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: $60,027 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: $94,694 Education and Training, City of Launceston: $78,190 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: $106,224 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: $41,127 Other Services, City of Launceston: $49,451
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +$20,120 Mining, City of Launceston: -$48,281 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: +$8,069 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -$34,696 Construction, City of Launceston: -$9,234 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: +$32,959 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: +$1,006 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: -$4,589 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -$12,315 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: +$62,317 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: +$98,227 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: +$28,678 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: -$3,479 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -$16,526 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: +$14,012 Education and Training, City of Launceston: -$10,576 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: -$2,770 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: -$3,640 Other Services, City of Launceston: +$1,355
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($561,651)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($415,199)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($255,235)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Hobart were for $219,094 in Mining; $382,836 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $255,253 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 ($561,651 compared to $219,094)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($415,199 compared to $382,836)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($217,273 compared to $190,330)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($140,293 compared to $217,767)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Launceston decreased by $318 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$98,227)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$62,317)
  • Mining (-$48,281)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$34,696)

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