City of Merri-bek

Worker productivity

In the City of Merri-bek, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $296,744 per worker in 2021/22.

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 Merri-bek - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$Victoria$$Victoria$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing186,994169,794157,485118,691+29,508
Mining98,726301,188153,555379,944-54,830
Manufacturing119,982126,123115,728118,797+4,255
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services220,658294,014190,315315,367+30,342
Construction141,405120,607154,712121,836-13,307
Wholesale Trade214,732215,887209,248222,988+5,484
Retail Trade77,63976,77567,73167,014+9,908
Accommodation and Food Services44,06441,14641,83640,393+2,228
Transport, Postal and Warehousing108,771124,021116,147139,678-7,376
Information Media and Telecommunications126,331220,367120,977170,751+5,354
Financial and Insurance Services296,744310,167306,244343,239-9,500
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services255,918253,740264,633261,005-8,715
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services121,606124,782118,778124,392+2,828
Administrative and Support Services158,842177,180127,409146,358+31,433
Public Administration and Safety118,397124,607118,617127,934-220
Education and Training73,28287,90273,86088,475-578
Health Care and Social Assistance93,05787,38379,13177,889+13,926
Arts and Recreation Services73,92882,33358,43576,063+15,493
Other Services64,39660,93065,63464,522-1,238
Total worker productivity104,583123,301100,749119,238+3,834

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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 Merri-bek in 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($296,744)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($255,918)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($220,658)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria were for $310,167 in Financial and Insurance Services; $253,740 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $294,014 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Merri-bek and Victoria were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($141,405 compared to $120,607)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($220,658 compared to $294,014)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($126,331 compared to $220,367)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($98,726 compared to $301,188)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Merri-bek increased by $3,834 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Merri-bek were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$54,830)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$31,433)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$30,342)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$29,508)

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