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George Town Council area

Worker productivity

In George Town Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $618,692 per worker in 2016/17.

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
George Town Council area - Constant prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$Regional TAS $$Regional TAS $2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing184,196189,720203,435191,661-19,239
Mining618,692434,467306,884387,429+311,807
Manufacturing68,21694,50960,18398,766+8,032
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services188,156163,212185,785205,135+2,371
Construction47,98785,80874,68373,762-26,696
Wholesale Trade174,071155,37498,303101,071+75,768
Retail Trade42,72149,68641,71949,139+1,001
Accommodation and Food Services38,71437,32735,51242,425+3,202
Transport, Postal and Warehousing115,145116,505122,819107,548-7,674
Information Media and Telecommunications276,227242,685194,859170,781+81,367
Financial and Insurance Services496,506379,533300,228293,178+196,277
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services61,822137,20260,43798,510+1,385
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62,77259,08554,73358,669+8,039
Administrative and Support Services65,54460,57169,57672,219-4,032
Public Administration and Safety86,54190,95792,95775,330-6,416
Education and Training63,80772,80460,77373,706+3,033
Health Care and Social Assistance95,637103,30485,79099,046+9,847
Arts and Recreation Services49,97054,38451,21856,851-1,248
Other Services48,63146,55239,17243,686+9,460

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: $189,720 Mining, Regional TAS: $434,467 Manufacturing, Regional TAS: $94,509 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: $163,212 Construction, Regional TAS: $85,808 Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: $155,374 Retail Trade, Regional TAS: $49,686 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: $37,327 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: $116,505 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: $242,685 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: $379,533 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: $137,202 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: $59,085 Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: $60,571 Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: $90,957 Education and Training, Regional TAS: $72,804 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: $103,304 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: $54,384 Other Services, Regional TAS: $46,552 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: $184,196 Mining, George Town Council area: $618,692 Manufacturing, George Town Council area: $68,216 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: $188,156 Construction, George Town Council area: $47,987 Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: $174,071 Retail Trade, George Town Council area: $42,721 Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: $38,714 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: $115,145 Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: $276,227 Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: $496,506 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: $61,822 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: $62,772 Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: $65,544 Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: $86,541 Education and Training, George Town Council area: $63,807 Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: $95,637 Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: $49,970 Other Services, George Town Council area: $48,631
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: -$19,239 Mining, George Town Council area: +$311,807 Manufacturing, George Town Council area: +$8,032 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: +$2,371 Construction, George Town Council area: -$26,696 Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: +$75,768 Retail Trade, George Town Council area: +$1,001 Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: +$3,202 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: -$7,674 Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: +$81,367 Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: +$196,277 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: +$1,385 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: +$8,039 Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: -$4,032 Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: -$6,416 Education and Training, George Town Council area: +$3,033 Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: +$9,847 Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: -$1,248 Other Services, George Town Council area: +$9,460
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in George Town Council area in 2016/17 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($618,692)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($496,506)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($276,227)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional TAS were for $434,467 in Mining; $379,533 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $242,685 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in George Town Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($618,692 compared to $434,467)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($496,506 compared to $379,533)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($61,822 compared to $137,202)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($47,987 compared to $85,808)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in George Town Council area increased by $28,979 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in George Town Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$311,807)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$196,277)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$81,367)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$75,768)

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