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Worker productivity

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $845,480 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 Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing140,253134,322168,321163,682-28,068
Mining845,480652,136242,288417,347+603,192
Manufacturing105,791118,88795,556121,779+10,235
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services315,973347,106236,884295,706+79,089
Construction150,930110,177202,562161,969-51,632
Wholesale Trade161,990170,549135,073154,733+26,916
Retail Trade59,24057,24559,19058,459+50
Accommodation and Food Services53,56848,76449,84649,621+3,721
Transport, Postal and Warehousing112,275133,051108,470126,373+3,805
Information Media and Telecommunications139,719154,558110,645122,230+29,074
Financial and Insurance Services351,740327,550283,275281,567+68,465
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services239,366229,165181,309193,231+58,057
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services110,884124,94494,212110,397+16,671
Administrative and Support Services106,527137,66682,762107,780+23,765
Public Administration and Safety96,705104,305106,390107,727-9,685
Education and Training72,63772,42976,31376,533-3,675
Health Care and Social Assistance79,95779,76362,42063,817+17,537
Arts and Recreation Services64,94364,90960,91760,001+4,027
Other Services62,34169,65557,16060,950+5,181

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, Queensland: $134,322 Mining, Queensland: $652,136 Manufacturing, Queensland: $118,887 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $347,106 Construction, Queensland: $110,177 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $170,549 Retail Trade, Queensland: $57,245 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $48,764 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $133,051 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $154,558 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $327,550 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $229,165 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $124,944 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $137,666 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $104,305 Education and Training, Queensland: $72,429 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $79,763 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $64,909 Other Services, Queensland: $69,655 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $140,253 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $845,480 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $105,791 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $315,973 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $150,930 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $161,990 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $59,240 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $53,568 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $112,275 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $139,719 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $351,740 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $239,366 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $110,884 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $106,527 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $96,705 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $72,637 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $79,957 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $64,943 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $62,341
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 Darling Downs and South West Region: -$28,068 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$603,192 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$10,235 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$79,089 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$51,632 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$26,916 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$50 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3,721 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3,805 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$29,074 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$68,465 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$58,057 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$16,671 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$23,765 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$9,685 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$3,675 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$17,537 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$4,027 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$5,181
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 Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($845,480)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($351,740)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($315,973)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $347,106 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 ($845,480 compared to $652,136)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($150,930 compared to $110,177)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($106,527 compared to $137,666)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($315,973 compared to $347,106)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $22,542 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$603,192)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$79,089)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$68,465)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$58,057)

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