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Paroo Shire

Worker productivity

In the Paroo Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $203,624 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

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Paroo Shire - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing126,056134,322159,324163,682-33,268
Mining203,624652,13698,774417,347+104,850
Manufacturing45,688118,88754,352121,779-8,663
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130,928347,106160,892295,706-29,964
Construction106,799110,177178,700161,969-71,901
Wholesale Trade185,166170,54986,582154,733+98,584
Retail Trade55,59857,24545,96758,459+9,632
Accommodation and Food Services130,97348,76482,18649,621+48,787
Transport, Postal and Warehousing90,223133,05186,123126,373+4,100
Information Media and Telecommunications83,104154,55875,097122,230+8,007
Financial and Insurance Services172,303327,550149,131281,567+23,172
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services189,089229,165153,710193,231+35,378
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41,467124,94459,913110,397-18,446
Administrative and Support Services57,099137,66644,373107,780+12,726
Public Administration and Safety84,067104,30582,291107,727+1,776
Education and Training40,24172,42946,81476,533-6,573
Health Care and Social Assistance63,20679,76342,30163,817+20,905
Arts and Recreation Services22,16364,90930,42860,001-8,264
Other Services43,86269,65538,25860,950+5,605
Total worker productivity94,598119,87993,544116,328+1,054

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Mining ($203,624)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($189,089)
  • Wholesale Trade ($185,166)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $229,165 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $170,549 in Wholesale Trade.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($41,467 compared to $124,944)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($172,303 compared to $327,550)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($130,928 compared to $347,106)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($203,624 compared to $652,136)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Paroo Shire increased by $1,054 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$104,850)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$98,584)
  • Construction (-$71,901)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$48,787)

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