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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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
RDA BGLAP Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2013/14 to 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

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: $164,192 Mining, South Australia: $263,401 Manufacturing, South Australia: $89,003 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $312,169 Construction, South Australia: $104,372 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $180,470 Retail Trade, South Australia: $55,920 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $47,083 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $108,303 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $190,552 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $328,409 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $239,744 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $103,731 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $96,543 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $94,566 Education and Training, South Australia: $83,206 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $86,762 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $54,029 Other Services, South Australia: $65,587 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: $161,695 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: $138,186 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: $99,517 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $293,779 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: $113,449 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: $162,177 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: $55,422 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $42,511 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: $80,441 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: $146,738 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $311,383 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $208,631 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $81,296 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $69,506 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: $77,166 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: $77,021 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: $75,955 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $41,657 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $56,691
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: +$1,069 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: -$25,648 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: -$22,395 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$45,389 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +$1,491 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +$29,277 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +$2,410 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -$1,884 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: -$24,780 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +$70,226 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$15,832 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$32,825 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -$1,253 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$3,674 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: -$1,571 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: +$1,310 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +$10,242 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -$2,062 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$2,087
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors 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 worker productivity by industries in RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

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

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:

  • 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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