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Northern Tasmania Region

Worker productivity

In the Northern Tasmania Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $566,229 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
Northern Tasmania Region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Tasmania $$Tasmania $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing218,407198,467210,828197,359+7,579
Mining566,229336,288356,768285,254+209,461
Manufacturing98,21798,75290,77395,821+7,444
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services142,437189,640172,801227,665-30,364
Construction54,15058,37468,18170,831-14,032
Wholesale Trade149,250147,748114,430116,824+34,821
Retail Trade51,89651,75251,09050,297+806
Accommodation and Food Services34,88138,55639,36041,420-4,479
Transport, Postal and Warehousing93,54591,105102,489104,696-8,944
Information Media and Telecommunications240,576243,180188,594199,827+51,981
Financial and Insurance Services413,744387,355311,322290,513+102,422
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services128,150143,162105,869119,799+22,282
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services58,62166,31562,05968,244-3,438
Administrative and Support Services57,35565,27170,66270,809-13,307
Public Administration and Safety93,44199,32080,30084,412+13,141
Education and Training74,65575,54981,50082,127-6,846
Health Care and Social Assistance104,795106,409106,131106,993-1,336
Arts and Recreation Services51,76052,35150,63356,754+1,126
Other Services48,31048,60746,66549,087+1,645

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, Tasmania: $198,467 Mining, Tasmania: $336,288 Manufacturing, Tasmania: $98,752 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: $189,640 Construction, Tasmania: $58,374 Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: $147,748 Retail Trade, Tasmania: $51,752 Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: $38,556 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: $91,105 Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: $243,180 Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: $387,355 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: $143,162 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: $66,315 Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: $65,271 Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: $99,320 Education and Training, Tasmania: $75,549 Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: $106,409 Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: $52,351 Other Services, Tasmania: $48,607 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: $218,407 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: $566,229 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: $98,217 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $142,437 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: $54,150 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: $149,250 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: $51,896 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $34,881 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: $93,545 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: $240,576 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $413,744 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $128,150 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $58,621 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $57,355 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: $93,441 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: $74,655 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: $104,795 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $51,760 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $48,310
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, Northern Tasmania Region: +$7,579 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: +$209,461 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: +$7,444 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$30,364 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: -$14,032 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +$34,821 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +$806 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$4,479 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: -$8,944 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: +$51,981 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$102,422 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$22,282 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$3,438 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$13,307 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: +$13,141 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: -$6,846 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: -$1,336 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,126 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,645
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 Northern Tasmania Region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($566,229)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($413,744)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($240,576)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $336,288 in Mining; $387,355 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $243,180 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($566,229 compared to $336,288)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($413,744 compared to $387,355)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($218,407 compared to $198,467)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($142,437 compared to $189,640)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by $1,835 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Mining (+$209,461)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$102,422)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$51,981)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$34,821)

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