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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Worker productivity

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $632,414 per worker in 2017/18.

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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing122,936133,488143,647156,069-20,710
Mining386,846385,112116,552233,639+270,293
Manufacturing97,050119,479100,058111,537-3,007
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250,007328,360286,890257,198-36,883
Construction178,719102,944186,328133,971-7,609
Wholesale Trade143,962172,629104,753145,245+39,210
Retail Trade67,99757,73658,32755,832+9,669
Accommodation and Food Services48,15447,27445,94950,761+2,204
Transport, Postal and Warehousing103,631108,938105,040123,356-1,409
Information Media and Telecommunications130,219137,05195,760102,894+34,459
Financial and Insurance Services311,590315,207290,357276,519+21,233
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services632,414198,079211,617160,517+420,797
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services93,666107,76675,49796,502+18,169
Administrative and Support Services92,060104,03572,61490,657+19,446
Public Administration and Safety92,234106,05280,18498,567+12,050
Education and Training72,98961,50968,84168,712+4,148
Health Care and Social Assistance84,92270,66165,42063,389+19,502
Arts and Recreation Services40,61360,39757,71156,879-17,098
Other Services45,69360,83948,91161,273-3,218

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: $133,488 Mining, Regional QLD: $385,112 Manufacturing, Regional QLD: $119,479 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: $328,360 Construction, Regional QLD: $102,944 Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: $172,629 Retail Trade, Regional QLD: $57,736 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: $47,274 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: $108,938 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: $137,051 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: $315,207 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: $198,079 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: $107,766 Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: $104,035 Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: $106,052 Education and Training, Regional QLD: $61,509 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: $70,661 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: $60,397 Other Services, Regional QLD: $60,839 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $122,936 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $386,846 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $97,050 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $250,007 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $178,719 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $143,962 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $67,997 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $48,154 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $103,631 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $130,219 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $311,590 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $632,414 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $93,666 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $92,060 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $92,234 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $72,989 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $84,922 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $40,613 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: $45,693
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$20,710 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$270,293 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$3,007 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$36,883 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$7,609 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$39,210 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$9,669 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$2,204 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$1,409 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$34,459 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$21,233 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$420,797 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$18,169 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$19,446 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$12,050 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$4,148 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$19,502 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$17,098 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$3,218
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($632,414)
  • Mining ($386,846)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($311,590)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $198,079 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $385,112 in Mining; and $315,207 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($632,414 compared to $198,079)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($178,719 compared to $102,944)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($250,007 compared to $328,360)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($143,962 compared to $172,629)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by $4,783 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$420,797)
  • Mining (+$270,293)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$39,210)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$36,883)

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