Lithgow City Council

Worker productivity

In Lithgow City Council , Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $503,588 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
Lithgow City Council - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing79,992126,01094,471128,939-14,479
Mining503,588313,756542,472388,707-38,884
Manufacturing117,360126,338119,525132,226-2,165
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services382,521289,385395,369307,268-12,848
Construction158,478123,340171,708130,406-13,230
Wholesale Trade177,430203,110158,739191,430+18,690
Retail Trade56,13473,07053,68267,318+2,452
Accommodation and Food Services60,07351,54158,07354,231+2,000
Transport, Postal and Warehousing247,990133,802222,901163,183+25,089
Information Media and Telecommunications68,475215,369103,017184,690-34,542
Financial and Insurance Services171,237321,100158,793335,400+12,444
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services173,682350,307176,495312,010-2,813
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services86,286135,76476,472131,614+9,814
Administrative and Support Services249,919168,805235,474169,683+14,445
Public Administration and Safety118,283118,640112,047117,169+6,236
Education and Training82,15586,45074,30888,069+7,846
Health Care and Social Assistance66,04682,48661,14270,510+4,904
Arts and Recreation Services51,77166,20440,27371,413+11,498
Other Services71,87366,35273,95771,551-2,083
Total worker productivity165,634127,679172,073128,161-6,439

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 Lithgow City Council in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($503,588)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($382,521)
  • Administrative and Support Services ($249,919)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $313,756 in Mining; $289,385 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $168,805 in Administrative and Support Services.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($68,475 compared to $215,369)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($171,237 compared to $321,100)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($173,682 compared to $350,307)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($503,588 compared to $313,756)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Lithgow City Council decreased by -6,439 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Lithgow City Council were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$38,884)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-$34,542)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$25,089)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$18,690)

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