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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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
RDA BGLAP Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2014/15 to 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

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 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 2019/20
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: $147,883 Mining, South Australia: $285,275 Manufacturing, South Australia: $84,995 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $324,149 Construction, South Australia: $104,187 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $164,320 Retail Trade, South Australia: $60,956 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $47,479 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $106,262 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $142,158 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $362,850 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $235,143 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $102,331 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $94,072 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $116,683 Education and Training, South Australia: $90,627 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $92,155 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $56,816 Other Services, South Australia: $65,799 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: $101,377 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: $198,281 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: $100,285 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $332,220 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: $113,091 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: $134,641 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: $61,079 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $43,537 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: $87,673 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: $110,822 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $331,813 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $198,525 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $86,954 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $67,295 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: $95,834 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: $83,584 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: $80,164 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $40,501 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: $57,282
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: -$5,990 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: -$55,268 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: -$23,144 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -$8,841 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: -$13,078 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -$8,446 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +$5,388 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -$4,538 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: -$17,775 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +$18,175 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$2,972 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$11,869 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$8,377 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -$10,019 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: +$19,032 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: +$9,026 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +$11,944 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$1,460 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +$432
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 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 worker productivity by industries in RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($198,281 compared to $285,275)
  • Lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($101,377 compared to $147,883)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($198,525 compared to $235,143)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($110,822 compared to $142,158)

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:

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

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