RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

rda-dd-sw logo

Balonne Shire

Worker productivity

In the Balonne Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,122,227 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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Current area:
Current benchmark:
Comparison year:
Productivity measure:
reset
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
reset
export
  • Excel
  • Excel full
  • Word
  • Word full
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Balonne Shire - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing157,496134,322190,701163,682-33,205
Mining1,122,227652,13626,774417,347+1,095,453
Manufacturing68,493118,88768,673121,779-180
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services204,348347,106267,179295,706-62,831
Construction77,830110,177115,413161,969-37,583
Wholesale Trade181,264170,549145,568154,733+35,696
Retail Trade79,36657,24568,15558,459+11,211
Accommodation and Food Services55,70248,76445,92549,621+9,778
Transport, Postal and Warehousing91,751133,05192,071126,373-321
Information Media and Telecommunications136,602154,55896,016122,230+40,585
Financial and Insurance Services271,830327,550222,024281,567+49,805
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services123,437229,16588,901193,231+34,536
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services64,118124,94455,067110,397+9,051
Administrative and Support Services64,211137,66652,184107,780+12,026
Public Administration and Safety76,514104,30580,931107,727-4,416
Education and Training64,14472,42961,12876,533+3,016
Health Care and Social Assistance82,12779,76365,58863,817+16,539
Arts and Recreation Services71,58164,90955,99660,001+15,585
Other Services61,44169,65562,68560,950-1,244
Total worker productivity114,355119,879118,996116,328-4,641

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Balonne Shire in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,122,227)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($271,830)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($204,348)

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 the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($64,211 compared to $137,666)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($123,437 compared to $229,165)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($204,348 compared to $347,106)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($1,122,227 compared to $652,136)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Balonne Shire decreased by -4,641 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Balonne Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$1,095,453)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$62,831)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$49,805)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$40,585)

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile