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Worker productivity

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $672,374 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 Fishing148,811141,943172,181167,486-23,370
Mining672,374592,859190,671351,289+481,703
Manufacturing102,615115,34995,905122,288+6,710
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services301,462325,808242,363302,629+59,099
Construction145,577106,429200,578160,411-55,001
Wholesale Trade148,132150,704136,772156,683+11,360
Retail Trade62,04656,76459,13658,406+2,910
Accommodation and Food Services52,89147,99049,84049,615+3,051
Transport, Postal and Warehousing97,592112,961125,876146,303-28,283
Information Media and Telecommunications120,703136,293111,952123,707+8,751
Financial and Insurance Services359,579331,473279,224277,541+80,355
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services222,270212,295181,541193,475+40,729
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services105,372119,20294,016110,131+11,356
Administrative and Support Services101,424131,71683,054108,164+18,370
Public Administration and Safety90,35696,716107,057108,402-16,701
Education and Training74,41273,95876,67276,898-2,260
Health Care and Social Assistance79,00877,70063,28864,704+15,720
Arts and Recreation Services61,38658,48561,57460,621-188
Other Services60,24667,38557,78361,630+2,463

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: $141,943 Mining, Queensland: $592,859 Manufacturing, Queensland: $115,349 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $325,808 Construction, Queensland: $106,429 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $150,704 Retail Trade, Queensland: $56,764 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $47,990 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $112,961 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $136,293 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,473 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $212,295 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,202 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $131,716 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $96,716 Education and Training, Queensland: $73,958 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $77,700 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $58,485 Other Services, Queensland: $67,385 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $148,811 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $672,374 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $102,615 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $301,462 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $145,577 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $148,132 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $62,046 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $52,891 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $97,592 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $120,703 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $359,579 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $222,270 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $105,372 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $101,424 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $90,356 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $74,412 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $79,008 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $61,386 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $60,246
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: -$23,370 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$481,703 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$6,710 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$59,099 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$55,001 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$11,360 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,910 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3,051 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$28,283 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$8,751 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$80,355 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$40,729 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$11,356 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$18,370 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$16,701 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$2,260 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$15,720 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$188 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,463
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 ($672,374)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($359,579)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($301,462)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $592,859 in Mining; $331,473 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $325,808 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 ($672,374 compared to $592,859)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($145,577 compared to $106,429)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($359,579 compared to $331,473)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($101,424 compared to $131,716)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $15,002 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 (+$481,703)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$80,355)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$59,099)
  • Construction (-$55,001)

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