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Worker productivity

In the NSROC Region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $353,013 per worker in 2017/18.

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 prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing117,86997,230152,843120,329-34,974
Mining227,113230,914194,011211,641+33,102
Manufacturing158,475119,683147,537112,454+10,938
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services353,013284,822365,827315,977-12,813
Construction151,460102,507172,964111,341-21,503
Wholesale Trade220,513183,335155,583136,246+64,930
Retail Trade73,51062,07270,29860,529+3,211
Accommodation and Food Services57,54351,64856,15850,035+1,385
Transport, Postal and Warehousing164,683146,513155,037146,803+9,645
Information Media and Telecommunications267,633230,254209,943176,959+57,691
Financial and Insurance Services343,746347,452302,006314,993+41,740
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services348,126299,786280,856247,840+67,270
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services148,441131,793140,446125,370+7,995
Administrative and Support Services179,087149,717169,934142,514+9,153
Public Administration and Safety124,165114,191119,018111,129+5,147
Education and Training72,67972,37980,76577,671-8,086
Health Care and Social Assistance70,70365,13176,64969,387-5,945
Arts and Recreation Services77,40571,16870,05663,088+7,349
Other Services69,09759,53871,92563,251-2,829

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: $97,230 Mining, New South Wales: $230,914 Manufacturing, New South Wales: $119,683 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: $284,822 Construction, New South Wales: $102,507 Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: $183,335 Retail Trade, New South Wales: $62,072 Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: $51,648 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: $146,513 Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: $230,254 Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: $347,452 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: $299,786 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: $131,793 Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: $149,717 Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: $114,191 Education and Training, New South Wales: $72,379 Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: $65,131 Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: $71,168 Other Services, New South Wales: $59,538 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: $117,869 Mining, NSROC Region: $227,113 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: $158,475 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: $353,013 Construction, NSROC Region: $151,460 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: $220,513 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: $73,510 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: $57,543 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: $164,683 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: $267,633 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: $343,746 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: $348,126 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: $148,441 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: $179,087 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: $124,165 Education and Training, NSROC Region: $72,679 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: $70,703 Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: $77,405 Other Services, NSROC Region: $69,097
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: -$34,974 Mining, NSROC Region: +$33,102 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: +$10,938 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: -$12,813 Construction, NSROC Region: -$21,503 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: +$64,930 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: +$3,211 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: +$1,385 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: +$9,645 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: +$57,691 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: +$41,740 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: +$67,270 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: +$7,995 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: +$9,153 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: +$5,147 Education and Training, NSROC Region: -$8,086 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: -$5,945 Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: +$7,349 Other Services, NSROC Region: -$2,829
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($353,013)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($348,126)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($343,746)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $284,822 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $299,786 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and $347,452 in Financial and Insurance 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 ($353,013 compared to $284,822)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($151,460 compared to $102,507)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($348,126 compared to $299,786)
  • Higher worker productivity in Manufacturing ($158,475 compared to $119,683)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $5,469 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the NSROC Region were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$67,270)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$64,930)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$57,691)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$41,740)

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