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RDA BGLAP Region

Worker productivity

In RDA BGLAP Region, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $311,383 per worker in 2018/19.

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
RDA BGLAP Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing161,695164,192160,626156,862+1,069
Mining138,186263,401163,834294,460-25,648
Manufacturing99,51789,003121,912100,695-22,395
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services293,779312,169248,390267,428+45,389
Construction113,449104,372111,958108,417+1,491
Wholesale Trade162,177180,470132,900167,846+29,277
Retail Trade55,42255,92053,01154,015+2,410
Accommodation and Food Services42,51147,08344,39547,720-1,884
Transport, Postal and Warehousing80,441108,303105,222117,978-24,780
Information Media and Telecommunications146,738190,55276,512125,698+70,226
Financial and Insurance Services311,383328,409295,551316,786+15,832
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services208,631239,744175,806202,301+32,825
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services81,296103,73182,549101,413-1,253
Administrative and Support Services69,50696,54365,83298,501+3,674
Public Administration and Safety77,16694,56678,73897,569-1,571
Education and Training77,02183,20675,71185,068+1,310
Health Care and Social Assistance75,95586,76265,71374,707+10,242
Arts and Recreation Services41,65754,02943,71961,455-2,062
Other Services56,69165,58754,60562,215+2,087
Total worker productivity92,482105,49896,341104,844-3,859

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in RDA BGLAP Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($311,383)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($293,779)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($208,631)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $328,409 in Financial and Insurance Services; $312,169 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $239,744 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($80,441 compared to $108,303)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($208,631 compared to $239,744)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($146,738 compared to $190,552)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($138,186 compared to $263,401)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in RDA BGLAP Region decreased by -3,859 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed in:

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$70,226)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$45,389)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$32,825)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$29,277)

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