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Worker productivity

In the Town of Port Hedland, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $580,339 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
Town of Port Hedland - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Western Australia $$Western Australia $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing165,941159,804177,494156,984-11,553
Mining580,339607,059399,573423,174+180,766
Manufacturing283,424157,189224,237124,981+59,187
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services346,770291,724259,748234,203+87,022
Construction185,523162,257260,083211,612-74,559
Wholesale Trade325,922270,733257,197192,253+68,726
Retail Trade67,36362,79065,20960,381+2,154
Accommodation and Food Services69,85053,70181,23056,066-11,380
Transport, Postal and Warehousing277,128183,846257,303166,061+19,825
Information Media and Telecommunications215,318211,847130,669141,188+84,649
Financial and Insurance Services406,543353,836358,247268,948+48,296
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services176,589238,481150,659208,851+25,930
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services119,762131,442153,721149,530-33,959
Administrative and Support Services172,619137,463200,534138,987-27,916
Public Administration and Safety123,303121,317119,881112,686+3,422
Education and Training74,78772,81779,56277,466-4,775
Health Care and Social Assistance99,56685,94085,88578,169+13,681
Arts and Recreation Services37,94150,46268,92253,989-30,981
Other Services109,88262,12699,06560,621+10,817

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, Western Australia: $159,804 Mining, Western Australia: $607,059 Manufacturing, Western Australia: $157,189 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: $291,724 Construction, Western Australia: $162,257 Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: $270,733 Retail Trade, Western Australia: $62,790 Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: $53,701 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: $183,846 Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: $211,847 Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: $353,836 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: $238,481 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: $131,442 Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: $137,463 Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: $121,317 Education and Training, Western Australia: $72,817 Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: $85,940 Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: $50,462 Other Services, Western Australia: $62,126 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: $165,941 Mining, Town of Port Hedland: $580,339 Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: $283,424 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: $346,770 Construction, Town of Port Hedland: $185,523 Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: $325,922 Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: $67,363 Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: $69,850 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: $277,128 Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: $215,318 Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: $406,543 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: $176,589 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: $119,762 Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: $172,619 Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: $123,303 Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: $74,787 Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: $99,566 Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: $37,941 Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: $109,882
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, Town of Port Hedland: -$11,553 Mining, Town of Port Hedland: +$180,766 Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: +$59,187 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: +$87,022 Construction, Town of Port Hedland: -$74,559 Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: +$68,726 Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: +$2,154 Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: -$11,380 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: +$19,825 Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: +$84,649 Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: +$48,296 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: +$25,930 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: -$33,959 Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: -$27,916 Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: +$3,422 Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: -$4,775 Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: +$13,681 Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: -$30,981 Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: +$10,817
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 Town of Port Hedland in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($580,339)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($406,543)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($346,770)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $607,059 in Mining; $353,836 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $291,724 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Manufacturing ($283,424 compared to $157,189)
  • Higher worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($277,128 compared to $183,846)
  • Higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($325,922 compared to $270,733)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($176,589 compared to $238,481)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Town of Port Hedland increased by $85,283 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Town of Port Hedland were for:

  • Mining (+$180,766)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$87,022)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$84,649)
  • Construction (-$74,559)

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