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Worker productivity

In the Northern Tasmania Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $735,560 per worker in 2019/20.

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 prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$Tasmania $$Tasmania $2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing207,087180,909219,441206,004-12,354
Mining735,560427,137595,123361,164+140,438
Manufacturing104,815104,300106,419105,185-1,604
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services184,555230,093168,801230,652+15,754
Construction91,819102,876101,650105,776-9,831
Wholesale Trade161,063158,040124,116123,688+36,947
Retail Trade55,85356,80252,64552,059+3,209
Accommodation and Food Services34,57237,77638,58341,679-4,011
Transport, Postal and Warehousing111,481116,25796,567102,290+14,914
Information Media and Telecommunications279,712276,567183,675190,249+96,037
Financial and Insurance Services375,303345,733348,235318,455+27,068
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services169,549191,698125,266141,654+44,284
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63,68770,13365,22072,080-1,533
Administrative and Support Services77,74682,72468,78171,721+8,965
Public Administration and Safety101,469108,49392,48498,613+8,985
Education and Training81,27380,94476,62177,311+4,652
Health Care and Social Assistance110,890112,640101,251102,594+9,639
Arts and Recreation Services47,69549,90365,29368,174-17,598
Other Services62,67463,71151,20852,395+11,466

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 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 2019/20
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: $180,909 Mining, Tasmania: $427,137 Manufacturing, Tasmania: $104,300 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: $230,093 Construction, Tasmania: $102,876 Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: $158,040 Retail Trade, Tasmania: $56,802 Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: $37,776 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: $116,257 Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: $276,567 Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: $345,733 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: $191,698 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: $70,133 Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: $82,724 Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: $108,493 Education and Training, Tasmania: $80,944 Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: $112,640 Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: $49,903 Other Services, Tasmania: $63,711 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: $207,087 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: $735,560 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: $104,815 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $184,555 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: $91,819 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: $161,063 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: $55,853 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $34,572 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: $111,481 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: $279,712 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $375,303 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $169,549 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $63,687 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $77,746 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: $101,469 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: $81,273 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: $110,890 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $47,695 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: $62,674
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: -$12,354 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: +$140,438 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: -$1,604 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$15,754 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: -$9,831 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +$36,947 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +$3,209 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$4,011 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: +$14,914 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: +$96,037 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$27,068 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$44,284 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$1,533 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$8,965 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: +$8,985 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: +$4,652 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: +$9,639 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -$17,598 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +$11,466
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($735,560)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($375,303)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($279,712)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $427,137 in Mining; $345,733 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $276,567 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 ($735,560 compared to $427,137)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($375,303 compared to $345,733)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($207,087 compared to $180,909)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($184,555 compared to $230,093)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by $5,999 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Mining (+$140,438)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$96,037)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$44,284)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$36,947)

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