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Worker productivity

In the Flinders Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest productivity by industry, generating $313,804 per worker in 2018/19.

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
Flinders Council - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing313,804265,550216,359211,685+97,445
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services221,842220,083319,325226,600-97,483
Wholesale Trade155,251150,238129,914126,468+25,338
Retail Trade53,59651,90343,93450,624+9,662
Accommodation and Food Services39,05744,70936,45842,301+2,599
Transport, Postal and Warehousing173,328115,39483,827101,776+89,501
Information Media and Telecommunications86,480271,081106,574194,284-20,094
Financial and Insurance Services244,635331,150269,164301,161-24,529
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40,121178,31925,548135,569+14,572
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services38,08471,02335,32571,033+2,759
Administrative and Support Services123,60782,728103,37673,722+20,231
Public Administration and Safety57,02389,16265,21492,099-8,191
Education and Training58,30779,92562,71580,601-4,408
Health Care and Social Assistance86,831115,54872,488106,902+14,343
Arts and Recreation Services42,72853,15578,99067,206-36,262
Other Services43,28755,41647,09553,733-3,808
Total worker productivity136,798107,928117,148102,431+19,650

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Flinders Council in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($313,804)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($244,635)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($221,842)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $265,550 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; $331,150 in Financial and Insurance Services and $220,083 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($199,555 compared to $93,490)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($40,121 compared to $178,319)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($86,480 compared to $271,081)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($2,145 compared to $329,204)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Flinders Council increased by $19,650 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Flinders Council were for those employed in:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$97,483)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$97,445)
  • Mining (-$93,418)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$89,501)

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