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West Tamar Council area

Worker productivity

In the West Tamar Council area, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $361,165 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
West Tamar Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Tasmania$$Tasmania$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing240,666265,550177,505211,685+63,161
Mining298,624329,204528,990309,468-230,366
Manufacturing72,98795,35592,35596,376-19,368
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services244,777220,083256,294226,600-11,517
Construction112,82093,490123,72188,889-10,900
Wholesale Trade157,742150,238127,653126,468+30,089
Retail Trade46,81851,90346,68950,624+129
Accommodation and Food Services35,92044,70935,62442,301+296
Transport, Postal and Warehousing91,437115,39496,928101,776-5,491
Information Media and Telecommunications266,475271,081161,638194,284+104,837
Financial and Insurance Services361,165331,150275,545301,161+85,619
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services165,185178,319136,341135,569+28,844
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services59,64271,02363,54271,033-3,900
Administrative and Support Services64,52982,72862,12373,722+2,406
Public Administration and Safety77,47189,16277,44192,099+29
Education and Training71,38379,92570,38180,601+1,002
Health Care and Social Assistance101,998115,54898,280106,902+3,717
Arts and Recreation Services28,81053,15554,78967,206-25,979
Other Services53,32855,41650,45053,733+2,877
Total worker productivity97,354107,928111,116102,431-13,762

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 West Tamar Council area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($361,165)
  • Mining ($298,624)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($266,475)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania were for $331,150 in Financial and Insurance Services; $329,204 in Mining and $271,081 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

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

  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($244,777 compared to $220,083)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($240,666 compared to $265,550)
  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($361,165 compared to $331,150)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($298,624 compared to $329,204)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the West Tamar Council area decreased by -13,762 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (-$230,366)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$104,837)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$85,619)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$63,161)

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