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Worker productivity

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $584,558 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing138,013133,993161,568155,601-23,555
Mining584,558348,942135,103211,718+449,454
Manufacturing102,748122,05997,008116,584+5,741
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services293,123336,802253,339265,942+39,784
Construction158,774105,925187,013138,244-28,239
Wholesale Trade162,231186,074135,512152,908+26,719
Retail Trade65,41458,51357,56357,307+7,851
Accommodation and Food Services48,63844,22947,00148,684+1,636
Transport, Postal and Warehousing100,151117,212111,519134,347-11,368
Information Media and Telecommunications135,451158,559100,897121,424+34,554
Financial and Insurance Services320,150331,676283,467287,336+36,683
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services226,419206,269161,111171,964+65,308
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services109,562119,50192,017109,103+17,545
Administrative and Support Services86,367112,70478,128102,442+8,239
Public Administration and Safety105,927111,40398,686103,330+7,241
Education and Training67,12064,65071,24271,745-4,122
Health Care and Social Assistance71,53071,42263,09464,581+8,436
Arts and Recreation Services45,95661,00552,01657,766-6,060
Other Services55,28660,77957,14662,033-1,860

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, Queensland: $133,993 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,059 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,802 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,074 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,513 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,229 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $117,212 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,676 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,269 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,501 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,704 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,403 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,650 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,422 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,005 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $138,013 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $584,558 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $102,748 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $293,123 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $158,774 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $162,231 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $65,414 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $48,638 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $100,151 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $135,451 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $320,150 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $226,419 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $109,562 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $86,367 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $105,927 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $67,120 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $71,530 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $45,956 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $55,286
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$23,555 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$449,454 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$5,741 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$39,784 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$28,239 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$26,719 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$7,851 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,636 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$11,368 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$34,554 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$36,683 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$65,308 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$17,545 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$8,239 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$7,241 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$4,122 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$8,436 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$6,060 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$1,860
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($584,558)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($320,150)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($293,123)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $348,942 in Mining; $331,676 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $336,802 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($584,558 compared to $348,942)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($158,774 compared to $105,925)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($293,123 compared to $336,802)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($86,367 compared to $112,704)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $14,351 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$449,454)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$65,308)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$39,784)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$36,683)

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