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Worker productivity

In the NSROC Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $430,919 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
NSROC Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing130,582115,122162,773132,941-32,190
Mining430,919439,804258,750425,893+172,168
Manufacturing143,221111,827142,490115,563+731
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services365,135291,016374,727317,550-9,592
Construction159,580116,653168,894122,435-9,314
Wholesale Trade182,368164,669161,093135,346+21,276
Retail Trade71,49861,03673,12462,551-1,626
Accommodation and Food Services61,31354,47158,25051,686+3,063
Transport, Postal and Warehousing163,740141,030167,535151,975-3,796
Information Media and Telecommunications245,598213,038216,147185,744+29,451
Financial and Insurance Services331,260341,088313,949329,370+17,310
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services396,027352,185308,743270,884+87,284
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services147,502133,342142,179128,305+5,323
Administrative and Support Services205,048174,052184,357155,196+20,691
Public Administration and Safety121,009110,752122,896114,081-1,887
Education and Training79,07977,82480,30877,476-1,228
Health Care and Social Assistance83,07875,57377,73470,685+5,344
Arts and Recreation Services74,22373,17273,78869,198+435
Other Services78,30766,68478,31268,608-5
Total worker productivity141,246123,498137,222121,465+4,023

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 NSROC Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($430,919)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($396,027)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($365,135)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $439,804 in Mining; $352,185 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $291,016 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($245,598 compared to $213,038)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($159,580 compared to $116,653)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($396,027 compared to $352,185)
  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($365,135 compared to $291,016)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $4,023 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the NSROC Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$172,168)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$87,284)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$32,190)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$29,451)

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