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George Town Council area

Worker productivity

In George Town Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $545,897 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
George Town Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional TAS $$Regional TAS $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing198,901199,883206,801199,543-7,901
Mining545,897361,877231,123293,392+314,774
Manufacturing67,325100,32363,75798,156+3,569
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170,732150,142177,952182,744-7,219
Construction29,16163,22158,55472,823-29,393
Wholesale Trade149,716140,391112,526112,927+37,190
Retail Trade42,30349,91141,34148,882+962
Accommodation and Food Services38,24836,89834,49139,410+3,756
Transport, Postal and Warehousing91,93692,849119,508106,674-27,572
Information Media and Telecommunications242,681222,966217,190176,666+25,490
Financial and Insurance Services499,652393,739323,766293,108+175,886
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services53,638130,10463,179107,289-9,541
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63,20158,04157,94060,418+5,261
Administrative and Support Services64,84560,28270,38068,945-5,535
Public Administration and Safety88,40591,60688,35578,622+51
Education and Training64,97570,95463,28075,600+1,695
Health Care and Social Assistance98,929102,94392,449103,407+6,480
Arts and Recreation Services44,93848,14247,36251,777-2,425
Other Services49,13546,56942,39345,316+6,743

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, Regional TAS: $199,883 Mining, Regional TAS: $361,877 Manufacturing, Regional TAS: $100,323 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: $150,142 Construction, Regional TAS: $63,221 Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: $140,391 Retail Trade, Regional TAS: $49,911 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: $36,898 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: $92,849 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: $222,966 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: $393,739 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: $130,104 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: $58,041 Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: $60,282 Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: $91,606 Education and Training, Regional TAS: $70,954 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: $102,943 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: $48,142 Other Services, Regional TAS: $46,569 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: $198,901 Mining, George Town Council area: $545,897 Manufacturing, George Town Council area: $67,325 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: $170,732 Construction, George Town Council area: $29,161 Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: $149,716 Retail Trade, George Town Council area: $42,303 Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: $38,248 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: $91,936 Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: $242,681 Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: $499,652 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: $53,638 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: $63,201 Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: $64,845 Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: $88,405 Education and Training, George Town Council area: $64,975 Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: $98,929 Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: $44,938 Other Services, George Town Council area: $49,135
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, George Town Council area: -$7,901 Mining, George Town Council area: +$314,774 Manufacturing, George Town Council area: +$3,569 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: -$7,219 Construction, George Town Council area: -$29,393 Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: +$37,190 Retail Trade, George Town Council area: +$962 Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: +$3,756 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: -$27,572 Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: +$25,490 Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: +$175,886 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: -$9,541 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: +$5,261 Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: -$5,535 Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: +$51 Education and Training, George Town Council area: +$1,695 Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: +$6,480 Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: -$2,425 Other Services, George Town Council area: +$6,743
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 George Town Council area in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($545,897)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($499,652)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($242,681)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional TAS were for $361,877 in Mining; $393,739 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $222,966 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 ($545,897 compared to $361,877)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($499,652 compared to $393,739)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($53,638 compared to $130,104)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($29,161 compared to $63,221)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in George Town Council area increased by $25,014 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in George Town Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$314,774)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$175,886)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$37,190)
  • Construction (-$29,393)

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