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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Worker productivity

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $671,496 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing126,356135,791150,809164,304-24,453
Mining282,559786,817214,944516,943+67,615
Manufacturing107,917114,00493,957106,377+13,960
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260,179337,361327,439286,515-67,261
Construction191,857107,256233,442157,839-41,585
Wholesale Trade138,599161,937109,046145,385+29,553
Retail Trade62,29156,58661,45356,906+838
Accommodation and Food Services51,14151,83648,87652,183+2,266
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,359127,34697,662118,406+696
Information Media and Telecommunications117,125141,32081,297104,908+35,827
Financial and Insurance Services397,433324,846294,435266,812+102,998
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services671,496207,429393,625180,620+277,871
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92,962110,38177,28498,366+15,678
Administrative and Support Services111,030123,29879,87496,617+31,155
Public Administration and Safety81,14498,30885,791102,855-4,647
Education and Training90,71170,11277,11172,997+13,600
Health Care and Social Assistance92,51478,92967,70162,763+24,813
Arts and Recreation Services55,77563,35448,66058,122+7,115
Other Services53,90569,96649,46860,997+4,437

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, Regional QLD: $135,791 Mining, Regional QLD: $786,817 Manufacturing, Regional QLD: $114,004 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: $337,361 Construction, Regional QLD: $107,256 Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: $161,937 Retail Trade, Regional QLD: $56,586 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: $51,836 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: $127,346 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: $141,320 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: $324,846 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: $207,429 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: $110,381 Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: $123,298 Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: $98,308 Education and Training, Regional QLD: $70,112 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: $78,929 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: $63,354 Other Services, Regional QLD: $69,966 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $126,356 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $282,559 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $107,917 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $260,179 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $191,857 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $138,599 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $62,291 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $51,141 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $98,359 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $117,125 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $397,433 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $671,496 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $92,962 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $111,030 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $81,144 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $90,711 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $92,514 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $55,775 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $53,905
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$24,453 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$67,615 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$13,960 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$67,261 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$41,585 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$29,553 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$838 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$2,266 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$696 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$35,827 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$102,998 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$277,871 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$15,678 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$31,155 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$4,647 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$13,600 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$24,813 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$7,115 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$4,437
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 Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($671,496)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($397,433)
  • Mining ($282,559)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $207,429 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $324,846 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $786,817 in Mining.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($671,496 compared to $207,429)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($191,857 compared to $107,256)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($282,559 compared to $786,817)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($260,179 compared to $337,361)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by $4,714 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$277,871)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$102,998)
  • Mining (+$67,615)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$67,261)

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