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Quilpie Shire

Worker productivity

In the Quilpie Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $579,850 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
Quilpie Shire - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing115,561134,322138,402163,682-22,841
Mining579,850652,13673,123417,347+506,727
Manufacturing132,768118,887154,084121,779-21,316
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services139,809347,10676,935295,706+62,874
Construction165,144110,177379,692161,969-214,548
Wholesale Trade166,524170,549144,930154,733+21,594
Retail Trade64,13957,24563,68358,459+456
Accommodation and Food Services45,53348,76436,49249,621+9,040
Transport, Postal and Warehousing104,982133,05171,337126,373+33,645
Information Media and Telecommunications116,440154,558111,602122,230+4,838
Financial and Insurance Services101,785327,550107,940281,567-6,155
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services57,819229,165171,289193,231-113,470
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services33,662124,94443,295110,397-9,633
Administrative and Support Services51,480137,66654,511107,780-3,031
Public Administration and Safety67,805104,30564,892107,727+2,913
Education and Training49,86472,42959,46576,533-9,601
Health Care and Social Assistance70,75479,76338,75563,817+32,000
Arts and Recreation Services46,20464,9091460,001+46,190
Other Services86,49669,65530,31960,950+56,177
Total worker productivity118,327119,879134,881116,328-16,554

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 Quilpie Shire in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($579,850)
  • Wholesale Trade ($166,524)
  • Construction ($165,144)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $170,549 in Wholesale Trade and $110,177 in Construction.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($33,662 compared to $124,944)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($57,819 compared to $229,165)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($139,809 compared to $347,106)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($101,785 compared to $327,550)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Quilpie Shire decreased by -16,554 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$506,727)
  • Construction (-$214,548)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (-$113,470)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$62,874)

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