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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 $390,339 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
Northern Midlands Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing312,770265,550236,245211,685+76,525
Mining342,926329,204123,292309,468+219,634
Manufacturing105,70995,35599,58196,376+6,128
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services95,189220,083122,945226,600-27,756
Construction108,59393,490123,43388,889-14,840
Wholesale Trade143,273150,238128,972126,468+14,301
Retail Trade52,66951,90352,19650,624+473
Accommodation and Food Services43,91044,70940,55742,301+3,353
Transport, Postal and Warehousing128,011115,394108,752101,776+19,259
Information Media and Telecommunications308,415271,081150,333194,284+158,082
Financial and Insurance Services390,339331,150360,597301,161+29,742
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services49,350178,31947,054135,569+2,297
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services60,51571,02361,63671,033-1,121
Administrative and Support Services96,38782,72865,03873,722+31,349
Public Administration and Safety81,38089,16289,44792,099-8,067
Education and Training65,03679,92565,02480,601+12
Health Care and Social Assistance110,525115,54899,690106,902+10,836
Arts and Recreation Services28,61453,15533,45267,206-4,838
Other Services51,92955,41651,61553,733+314
Total worker productivity135,226107,928116,963102,431+18,263

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

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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 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($390,339)
  • Mining ($342,926)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($312,770)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $331,150 in Financial and Insurance Services; $329,204 in Mining and $265,550 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($312,770 compared to $265,550)
  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($390,339 compared to $331,150)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($95,189 compared to $220,083)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($49,350 compared to $178,319)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by $18,263 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$219,634)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$158,082)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$76,525)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$31,349)

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