North Sydney Council area

Worker productivity

In North Sydney Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $850,042 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
North Sydney Council area - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing276,731126,010245,003128,939+31,729
Mining850,042313,756316,409388,707+533,633
Manufacturing187,264126,338218,943132,226-31,679
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services392,948289,385375,948307,268+16,999
Construction188,801123,340212,059130,406-23,259
Wholesale Trade245,793203,110242,389191,430+3,405
Retail Trade92,33073,07087,13567,318+5,194
Accommodation and Food Services66,00251,54171,15754,231-5,156
Transport, Postal and Warehousing246,134133,802255,124163,183-8,990
Information Media and Telecommunications244,160215,369215,249184,690+28,911
Financial and Insurance Services297,641321,100305,040335,400-7,399
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services459,858350,307418,972312,010+40,886
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services148,940135,764151,499131,614-2,560
Administrative and Support Services283,379168,805284,578169,683-1,199
Public Administration and Safety147,144118,640154,224117,169-7,079
Education and Training94,16186,45098,88788,069-4,726
Health Care and Social Assistance92,56782,48678,88370,510+13,684
Arts and Recreation Services69,24766,20482,56371,413-13,315
Other Services76,73366,35292,50771,551-15,774
Total worker productivity180,274127,679182,952128,161-2,678

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 North Sydney Council area in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($850,042)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($459,858)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($392,948)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $313,756 in Mining; $350,307 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $289,385 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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

  • A higher worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($246,134 compared to $133,802)
  • A higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($283,379 compared to $168,805)
  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($276,731 compared to $126,010)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($850,042 compared to $313,756)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in North Sydney Council area decreased by -2,678 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Mining (+$533,633)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$40,886)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$31,729)
  • Manufacturing (-$31,679)

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