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South West RED Region

Worker productivity

In South West RED Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $565,470 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
South West RED Region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing142,534133,488166,892156,069-24,358
Mining565,470385,112105,330233,639+460,141
Manufacturing87,503119,47985,463111,537+2,041
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services207,523328,360168,990257,198+38,533
Construction136,141102,944231,199133,971-95,058
Wholesale Trade165,811172,629140,538145,245+25,272
Retail Trade64,54157,73657,66255,832+6,878
Accommodation and Food Services56,12747,27451,68350,761+4,444
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,516108,938106,315123,356-7,799
Information Media and Telecommunications117,516137,05198,470102,894+19,046
Financial and Insurance Services370,816315,207321,477276,519+49,339
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services134,935198,07998,802160,517+36,133
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services87,539107,76679,99096,502+7,549
Administrative and Support Services79,740104,03575,69390,657+4,046
Public Administration and Safety89,912106,05280,60998,567+9,303
Education and Training50,82761,50960,90868,712-10,081
Health Care and Social Assistance71,64970,66161,95263,389+9,697
Arts and Recreation Services60,11460,39762,89756,879-2,783
Other Services52,98060,83958,53761,273-5,557

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, South West RED Region: $142,534 Mining, South West RED Region: $565,470 Manufacturing, South West RED Region: $87,503 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: $207,523 Construction, South West RED Region: $136,141 Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: $165,811 Retail Trade, South West RED Region: $64,541 Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: $56,127 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: $98,516 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: $117,516 Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: $370,816 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: $134,935 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: $87,539 Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: $79,740 Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: $89,912 Education and Training, South West RED Region: $50,827 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: $71,649 Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: $60,114 Other Services, South West RED Region: $52,980
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, South West RED Region: -$24,358 Mining, South West RED Region: +$460,141 Manufacturing, South West RED Region: +$2,041 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: +$38,533 Construction, South West RED Region: -$95,058 Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: +$25,272 Retail Trade, South West RED Region: +$6,878 Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: +$4,444 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: -$7,799 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: +$19,046 Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: +$49,339 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: +$36,133 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: +$7,549 Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: +$4,046 Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: +$9,303 Education and Training, South West RED Region: -$10,081 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: +$9,697 Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: -$2,783 Other Services, South West RED Region: -$5,557
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 South West RED Region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($565,470)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($370,816)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($207,523)

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

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in South West RED Region and Regional QLD were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($565,470 compared to $385,112)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($370,816 compared to $315,207)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($207,523 compared to $328,360)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($134,935 compared to $198,079)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in South West RED Region increased by $22,338 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in South West RED Region were for:

  • Mining (+$460,141)
  • Construction (-$95,058)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$49,339)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$38,533)

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