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Worker productivity

In the NSROC Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $459,953 per worker in 2020/21.

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 prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing143,424126,010136,776128,939+6,648
Mining459,953313,756230,407388,707+229,546
Manufacturing162,517126,338170,107132,226-7,590
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services356,537289,385379,114307,268-22,577
Construction167,408123,340179,493130,406-12,084
Wholesale Trade228,581203,110228,270191,430+312
Retail Trade85,51373,07079,78067,318+5,733
Accommodation and Food Services56,58451,54160,09354,231-3,509
Transport, Postal and Warehousing164,843133,802184,566163,183-19,724
Information Media and Telecommunications239,906215,369212,861184,690+27,044
Financial and Insurance Services307,210321,100318,111335,400-10,901
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services395,922350,307359,653312,010+36,268
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services143,732135,764144,447131,614-715
Administrative and Support Services202,657168,805203,260169,683-603
Public Administration and Safety127,219118,640125,231117,169+1,988
Education and Training88,40486,45091,54888,069-3,144
Health Care and Social Assistance90,57682,48676,53470,510+14,042
Arts and Recreation Services71,82666,20476,38271,413-4,557
Other Services73,58866,35281,21071,551-7,622
Total worker productivity147,388127,679146,251128,161+1,137

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($459,953)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($395,922)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($356,537)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $313,756 in Mining; $350,307 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $289,385 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 Construction ($167,408 compared to $123,340)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($395,922 compared to $350,307)
  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($356,537 compared to $289,385)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($459,953 compared to $313,756)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $1,137 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the NSROC Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$229,546)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$36,268)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$27,044)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$22,577)

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