RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Paroo Shire

Worker productivity

In the Paroo Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $243,292 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Paroo Shire - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing120,75797,832305,532160,914-184,775
Mining243,292772,466141,296573,068+101,996
Manufacturing44,945123,55366,404133,240-21,459
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services177,469355,971188,555338,962-11,086
Construction95,179108,502166,548153,828-71,369
Wholesale Trade124,378163,88166,625164,429+57,753
Retail Trade60,55564,12544,57161,300+15,984
Accommodation and Food Services123,18046,798111,76552,458+11,415
Transport, Postal and Warehousing77,546137,50767,698132,217+9,847
Information Media and Telecommunications0144,50698,050121,238-98,050
Financial and Insurance Services0328,292328,995304,065-328,995
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services186,820210,606176,635198,554+10,184
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0111,63386,490112,369-86,490
Administrative and Support Services135,313125,726116,670114,109+18,643
Public Administration and Safety98,990117,55983,649110,392+15,341
Education and Training56,66680,03251,40977,901+5,257
Health Care and Social Assistance71,62984,14346,72971,425+24,900
Arts and Recreation Services24,58959,81537,25959,781-12,671
Other Services38,56865,90640,97866,172-2,410
Total worker productivity100,448125,172131,338123,701-30,890

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 Paroo Shire in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($243,292)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($186,820)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($177,469)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $772,466 in Mining; $210,606 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $355,971 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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

  • A higher worker productivity in Accommodation and Food Services ($123,180 compared to $46,798)
  • A lower worker productivity in Manufacturing ($44,945 compared to $123,553)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($177,469 compared to $355,971)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($243,292 compared to $772,466)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Paroo Shire decreased by -30,890 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Financial and Insurance Services (-$328,995)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$184,775)
  • Mining (+$101,996)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-$98,050)

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