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Worker productivity

In the City of Launceston, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $396,516 per worker in 2018/19.

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
City of Launceston - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing274,254265,550207,059211,685+67,195
Mining396,516329,204512,781309,468-116,265
Manufacturing98,36995,35594,28296,376+4,087
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services166,537220,083170,728226,600-4,191
Construction66,64693,49069,15788,889-2,512
Wholesale Trade155,039150,238128,879126,468+26,160
Retail Trade53,02951,90352,80050,624+229
Accommodation and Food Services42,06144,70940,36742,301+1,693
Transport, Postal and Warehousing116,662115,39499,920101,776+16,742
Information Media and Telecommunications283,903271,081186,058194,284+97,844
Financial and Insurance Services353,998331,150331,983301,161+22,014
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services185,766178,319141,019135,569+44,747
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63,61771,02365,38771,033-1,770
Administrative and Support Services80,92382,72877,44273,722+3,481
Public Administration and Safety86,87289,16288,33992,099-1,468
Education and Training83,67679,92584,90380,601-1,226
Health Care and Social Assistance116,469115,548108,431106,902+8,039
Arts and Recreation Services38,25853,15548,42067,206-10,162
Other Services56,02655,41653,17953,733+2,847
Total worker productivity101,207107,92897,326102,431+3,881

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($396,516)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($353,998)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($283,903)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $329,204 in Mining; $331,150 in Financial and Insurance Services and $271,081 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($353,998 compared to $331,150)
  • A lower worker productivity in Construction ($66,646 compared to $93,490)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($166,537 compared to $220,083)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($396,516 compared to $329,204)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Launceston increased by $3,881 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$116,265)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$97,844)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$67,195)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$44,747)

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