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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Worker productivity

In Toowoomba Regional Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $473,111 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
Toowoomba Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing137,164133,488161,591156,069-24,428
Mining473,111385,112173,441233,639+299,669
Manufacturing108,411119,47998,102111,537+10,309
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services354,546328,360268,969257,198+85,577
Construction117,599102,944126,953133,971-9,354
Wholesale Trade165,319172,629140,857145,245+24,462
Retail Trade66,10957,73657,43255,832+8,677
Accommodation and Food Services45,31947,27445,43750,761-118
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,140108,938112,763123,356-14,623
Information Media and Telecommunications142,946137,051106,286102,894+36,660
Financial and Insurance Services317,857315,207279,549276,519+38,308
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services192,454198,079168,447160,517+24,007
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services114,073107,76696,93596,502+17,137
Administrative and Support Services87,792104,03580,02390,657+7,769
Public Administration and Safety112,812106,052108,11798,567+4,694
Education and Training72,23861,50975,08068,712-2,842
Health Care and Social Assistance70,36870,66163,63063,389+6,737
Arts and Recreation Services45,14360,39751,39856,879-6,255
Other Services58,48960,83957,77161,273+718

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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $137,164 Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $473,111 Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $108,411 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $354,546 Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $117,599 Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $165,319 Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $66,109 Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $45,319 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $98,140 Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $142,946 Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $317,857 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $192,454 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $114,073 Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $87,792 Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $112,812 Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $72,238 Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $70,368 Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $45,143 Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: $58,489
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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$24,428 Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$299,669 Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$10,309 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$85,577 Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$9,354 Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$24,462 Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$8,677 Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$118 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$14,623 Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$36,660 Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$38,308 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$24,007 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$17,137 Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$7,769 Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$4,694 Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$2,842 Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$6,737 Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$6,255 Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$718
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 Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($473,111)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($354,546)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($317,857)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $385,112 in Mining; $328,360 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $315,207 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($473,111 compared to $385,112)
  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($354,546 compared to $328,360)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($87,792 compared to $104,035)
  • Lower worker productivity in Arts and Recreation Services ($45,143 compared to $60,397)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Toowoomba Regional Council area increased by $10,430 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$299,669)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$85,577)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$38,308)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$36,660)

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