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Worker productivity

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,182,602 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 Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing111,49997,832193,740160,914-82,241
Mining1,182,602772,466287,565573,068+895,037
Manufacturing108,039123,55399,136133,240+8,903
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services303,320355,971272,933338,962+30,386
Construction156,261108,502190,939153,828-34,678
Wholesale Trade144,010163,881142,619164,429+1,391
Retail Trade67,65464,12563,43861,300+4,217
Accommodation and Food Services49,93046,79855,15352,458-5,223
Transport, Postal and Warehousing107,172137,507110,968132,217-3,796
Information Media and Telecommunications131,760144,506103,967121,238+27,794
Financial and Insurance Services368,257328,292312,114304,065+56,143
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services237,450210,606214,972198,554+22,478
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services105,714111,63397,583112,369+8,132
Administrative and Support Services83,140125,72690,632114,109-7,492
Public Administration and Safety112,689117,559111,636110,392+1,053
Education and Training83,29280,03278,21877,901+5,074
Health Care and Social Assistance82,86984,14370,24171,425+12,628
Arts and Recreation Services50,24059,81555,49559,781-5,256
Other Services59,78265,90660,69366,172-912

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, Queensland: $97,832 Mining, Queensland: $772,466 Manufacturing, Queensland: $123,553 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $355,971 Construction, Queensland: $108,502 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $163,881 Retail Trade, Queensland: $64,125 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $46,798 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $137,507 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $144,506 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $328,292 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $210,606 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $111,633 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $125,726 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $117,559 Education and Training, Queensland: $80,032 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $84,143 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $59,815 Other Services, Queensland: $65,906 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $111,499 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $1,182,602 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $108,039 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $303,320 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $156,261 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $144,010 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $67,654 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $49,930 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $107,172 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $131,760 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $368,257 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $237,450 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $105,714 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $83,140 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $112,689 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $83,292 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $82,869 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $50,240 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $59,782
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 Darling Downs and South West Region: -$82,241 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$895,037 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$8,903 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$30,386 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$34,678 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,391 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$4,217 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$5,223 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$3,796 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$27,794 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$56,143 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$22,478 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$8,132 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$7,492 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,053 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$5,074 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$12,628 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$5,256 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$912
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 Darling Downs and South West Region in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,182,602)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($368,257)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($303,320)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $772,466 in Mining; $328,292 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $355,971 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 ($1,182,602 compared to $772,466)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($156,261 compared to $108,502)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($303,320 compared to $355,971)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($83,140 compared to $125,726)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $18,535 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$895,037)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$82,241)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$56,143)
  • Construction (-$34,678)

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