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Worker productivity

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In the NSROC Region, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $349,378 per worker in 2016/17.

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
NSROC Region - Constant prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing120,665121,671128,052116,216-7,388
Mining74,813250,53169,981195,014+4,832
Manufacturing144,956113,178141,219109,150+3,737
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services321,443246,207303,849272,649+17,594
Construction155,985122,359152,599109,044+3,386
Wholesale Trade227,077177,584146,415121,848+80,662
Retail Trade77,34064,75968,17660,140+9,164
Accommodation and Food Services60,29153,95760,97654,159-685
Transport, Postal and Warehousing155,961145,121137,412132,465+18,549
Information Media and Telecommunications254,891208,279199,556171,462+55,335
Financial and Insurance Services349,378346,821291,320307,978+58,058
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services334,885293,124245,388229,732+89,497
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services149,775134,518138,423125,850+11,352
Administrative and Support Services177,103146,930179,190150,634-2,087
Public Administration and Safety126,187115,961114,840108,809+11,347
Education and Training79,33478,49583,74281,192-4,408
Health Care and Social Assistance77,12869,88876,49070,235+639
Arts and Recreation Services81,24165,55564,18260,148+17,060
Other Services71,71362,11474,42663,927-2,713

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: $121,671 Mining, New South Wales: $250,531 Manufacturing, New South Wales: $113,178 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: $246,207 Construction, New South Wales: $122,359 Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: $177,584 Retail Trade, New South Wales: $64,759 Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: $53,957 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: $145,121 Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: $208,279 Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: $346,821 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: $293,124 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: $134,518 Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: $146,930 Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: $115,961 Education and Training, New South Wales: $78,495 Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: $69,888 Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: $65,555 Other Services, New South Wales: $62,114 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: $120,665 Mining, NSROC Region: $74,813 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: $144,956 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: $321,443 Construction, NSROC Region: $155,985 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: $227,077 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: $77,340 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: $60,291 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: $155,961 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: $254,891 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: $349,378 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: $334,885 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: $149,775 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: $177,103 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: $126,187 Education and Training, NSROC Region: $79,334 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: $77,128 Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: $81,241 Other Services, NSROC Region: $71,713
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: -$7,388 Mining, NSROC Region: +$4,832 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: +$3,737 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: +$17,594 Construction, NSROC Region: +$3,386 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: +$80,662 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: +$9,164 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: -$685 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: +$18,549 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: +$55,335 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: +$58,058 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: +$89,497 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: +$11,352 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: -$2,087 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: +$11,347 Education and Training, NSROC Region: -$4,408 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: +$639 Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: +$17,060 Other Services, NSROC Region: -$2,713
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in NSROC Region in 2016/17 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($349,378)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($334,885)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($321,443)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $346,821 in Financial and Insurance Services; $293,124 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and $246,207 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($321,443 compared to $246,207)
  • Higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($227,077 compared to $177,584)
  • Higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($254,891 compared to $208,279)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($74,813 compared to $250,531)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $13,841 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the NSROC Region were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$89,497)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$80,662)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$58,058)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$55,335)

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