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Northern Midlands Council area

Worker productivity

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $427,175 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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Northern Midlands Council area - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing214,065180,909217,769206,004-3,704
Mining98,236427,137189,495361,164-91,259
Manufacturing115,880104,300104,877105,185+11,002
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90,404230,093111,223230,652-20,819
Construction117,887102,876149,426105,776-31,539
Wholesale Trade159,318158,040130,880123,688+28,438
Retail Trade57,54356,80254,24152,059+3,301
Accommodation and Food Services36,11937,77639,75341,679-3,634
Transport, Postal and Warehousing129,075116,257108,297102,290+20,778
Information Media and Telecommunications128,577276,567136,042190,249-7,465
Financial and Insurance Services427,175345,733377,792318,455+49,383
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services79,127191,69843,443141,654+35,685
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services60,83570,13363,15272,080-2,316
Administrative and Support Services88,07382,72468,39571,721+19,678
Public Administration and Safety93,155108,49389,24498,613+3,911
Education and Training66,34180,94462,05077,311+4,292
Health Care and Social Assistance109,384112,64099,384102,594+10,001
Arts and Recreation Services33,04049,90337,70468,174-4,663
Other Services59,95963,71149,98752,395+9,972
Total worker productivity125,254109,179117,622104,099+7,633

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 2018-19 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 Northern Midlands Council area in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($427,175)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($214,065)
  • Wholesale Trade ($159,318)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $345,733 in Financial and Insurance Services; $180,909 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and $158,040 in Wholesale Trade.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($79,127 compared to $191,698)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($90,404 compared to $230,093)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($128,577 compared to $276,567)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($98,236 compared to $427,137)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by $7,633 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Midlands Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$91,259)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$49,383)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$35,685)
  • Construction (-$31,539)

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