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Worker productivity

In the NSROC Region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $353,037 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 prices2017/182014/15Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2014/15 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing117,80597,274136,130113,354-18,324
Mining227,112230,914290,228271,648-63,116
Manufacturing158,461119,685151,217111,660+7,244
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services353,037284,836326,213277,754+26,824
Construction151,460102,507148,710111,398+2,751
Wholesale Trade220,573183,341183,724153,877+36,850
Retail Trade73,60162,09374,74563,376-1,145
Accommodation and Food Services57,53151,69158,33652,317-805
Transport, Postal and Warehousing164,049147,496157,157144,711+6,892
Information Media and Telecommunications267,633230,254233,107200,638+34,526
Financial and Insurance Services343,740347,453329,219333,936+14,520
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services348,127299,802314,878274,634+33,250
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services148,430131,794144,171129,583+4,259
Administrative and Support Services179,078149,718185,162154,833-6,085
Public Administration and Safety124,163114,194121,167112,368+2,997
Education and Training72,67772,37779,32476,278-6,647
Health Care and Social Assistance70,81865,16775,22369,076-4,406
Arts and Recreation Services77,40571,16875,30367,580+2,101
Other Services69,09759,53875,96865,475-6,871

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: $97,274 Mining, New South Wales: $230,914 Manufacturing, New South Wales: $119,685 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: $284,836 Construction, New South Wales: $102,507 Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: $183,341 Retail Trade, New South Wales: $62,093 Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: $51,691 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: $147,496 Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: $230,254 Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: $347,453 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: $299,802 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: $131,794 Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: $149,718 Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: $114,194 Education and Training, New South Wales: $72,377 Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: $65,167 Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: $71,168 Other Services, New South Wales: $59,538 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: $117,805 Mining, NSROC Region: $227,112 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: $158,461 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: $353,037 Construction, NSROC Region: $151,460 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: $220,573 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: $73,601 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: $57,531 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: $164,049 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: $267,633 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: $343,740 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: $348,127 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: $148,430 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: $179,078 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: $124,163 Education and Training, NSROC Region: $72,677 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: $70,818 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, 2014/15 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: -$18,324 Mining, NSROC Region: -$63,116 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: +$7,244 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: +$26,824 Construction, NSROC Region: +$2,751 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: +$36,850 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: -$1,145 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: -$805 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: +$6,892 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: +$34,526 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: +$14,520 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: +$33,250 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: +$4,259 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: -$6,085 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: +$2,997 Education and Training, NSROC Region: -$6,647 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: -$4,406 Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: +$2,101 Other Services, NSROC Region: -$6,871
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 ($353,037)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($348,127)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($343,740)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $284,836 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $299,802 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and $347,453 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 ($353,037 compared to $284,836)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($151,460 compared to $102,507)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($348,127 compared to $299,802)
  • Higher worker productivity in Manufacturing ($158,461 compared to $119,685)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the NSROC Region increased by $1,843 between 2014/15 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2017/18 in the NSROC Region were for:

  • Mining (-$63,116)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$36,850)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$34,526)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$33,250)

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