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Bulloo Shire

Worker productivity

In the Bulloo Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $1,601,444 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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Bulloo Shire - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing76,87997,832211,733160,914-134,854
Mining1,601,444772,46644,047573,068+1,557,397
Manufacturing0123,5530133,240--
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0355,9710338,962--
Construction84,998108,502150,794153,828-65,796
Wholesale Trade0163,8810164,429--
Retail Trade44,56064,12562,28961,300-17,728
Accommodation and Food Services36,44146,79844,56752,458-8,126
Transport, Postal and Warehousing0137,50785,629132,217-85,629
Information Media and Telecommunications0144,5060121,238--
Financial and Insurance Services0328,2920304,065--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0210,6060198,554--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0111,6330112,369--
Administrative and Support Services185,388125,726174,664114,109+10,724
Public Administration and Safety80,462117,55957,482110,392+22,979
Education and Training50,18380,03250,31477,901-131
Health Care and Social Assistance084,14361,05971,425-61,059
Arts and Recreation Services059,815059,781--
Other Services065,906066,172--
Total worker productivity316,844125,17291,160123,701+225,685

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 2018-19 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Bulloo Shire in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,601,444)
  • Administrative and Support Services ($185,388)
  • Construction ($84,998)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $772,466 in Mining; $125,726 in Administrative and Support Services and $108,502 in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Bulloo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Education and Training ($50,183 compared to $80,032)
  • A lower worker productivity in Public Administration and Safety ($80,462 compared to $117,559)
  • A higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($185,388 compared to $125,726)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($1,601,444 compared to $772,466)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Bulloo Shire increased by $225,685 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Bulloo Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$1,557,397)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$134,854)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$85,629)
  • Construction (-$65,796)

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