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RDA BGLAP Region

Worker productivity

In RDA BGLAP Region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $332,220 per worker in 2019/20.

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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
RDA BGLAP Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing101,377147,883107,367148,211-5,990
Mining198,281285,275253,548370,508-55,268
Manufacturing100,28584,995123,429108,177-23,144
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services332,220324,149341,061321,437-8,841
Construction113,091104,187126,168115,675-13,078
Wholesale Trade134,641164,320143,086182,700-8,446
Retail Trade61,07960,95655,69156,393+5,388
Accommodation and Food Services43,53747,47948,07551,353-4,538
Transport, Postal and Warehousing87,673106,262105,448122,124-17,775
Information Media and Telecommunications110,822142,15892,648137,670+18,175
Financial and Insurance Services331,813362,850328,841352,852+2,972
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services198,525235,143186,657214,610+11,869
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services86,954102,33178,57696,736+8,377
Administrative and Support Services67,29594,07277,313108,592-10,019
Public Administration and Safety95,834116,68376,802104,407+19,032
Education and Training83,58490,62774,55884,284+9,026
Health Care and Social Assistance80,16492,15568,22076,692+11,944
Arts and Recreation Services40,50156,81639,04159,008+1,460
Other Services57,28265,79956,85063,727+432
Total worker productivity90,430108,85994,307110,411-3,877

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 RDA BGLAP Region in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($332,220)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($331,813)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($198,525)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $324,149 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $362,850 in Financial and Insurance Services and $235,143 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 Information Media and Telecommunications ($110,822 compared to $142,158)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($198,525 compared to $235,143)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($101,377 compared to $147,883)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($198,281 compared to $285,275)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in RDA BGLAP Region decreased by -3,877 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$55,268)
  • Manufacturing (-$23,144)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$19,032)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$18,175)

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