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Worker productivity

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $584,557 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2017/182016/17Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2016/17 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing137,985133,966150,842145,682-12,857
Mining584,557348,942418,325350,939+166,232
Manufacturing102,748122,058106,068122,120-3,320
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services293,122336,804272,446336,690+20,676
Construction158,774105,925156,978112,965+1,796
Wholesale Trade162,228186,071165,430188,054-3,201
Retail Trade65,39858,49964,74860,014+650
Accommodation and Food Services48,61344,20750,65746,878-2,044
Transport, Postal and Warehousing99,784116,777102,244124,409-2,460
Information Media and Telecommunications135,451158,559124,958146,791+10,494
Financial and Insurance Services320,149331,675321,658321,059-1,509
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services226,413206,264200,949202,147+25,464
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services109,562119,500108,348118,240+1,214
Administrative and Support Services86,367112,70383,315108,753+3,052
Public Administration and Safety105,926111,402106,070110,489-144
Education and Training67,11864,64870,99569,536-3,878
Health Care and Social Assistance71,50771,40073,92274,256-2,415
Arts and Recreation Services45,95661,00647,42758,418-1,471
Other Services55,28660,77955,78261,388-496

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, Queensland: $133,966 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,058 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,804 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,071 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,499 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,207 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $116,777 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,675 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,264 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,500 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,703 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,402 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,648 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,400 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,006 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $137,985 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $584,557 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $102,748 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $293,122 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $158,774 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $162,228 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $65,398 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $48,613 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $99,784 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $135,451 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $320,149 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $226,413 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $109,562 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $86,367 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $105,926 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $67,118 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $71,507 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $45,956 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: $55,286
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, 2016/17 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2016/17 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$12,857 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$166,232 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$3,320 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$20,676 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,796 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$3,201 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$650 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$2,044 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$2,460 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$10,494 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$1,509 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$25,464 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,214 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3,052 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$144 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$3,878 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$2,415 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$1,471 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$496
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($584,557)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($320,149)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($293,122)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $348,942 in Mining; $331,675 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $336,804 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($584,557 compared to $348,942)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($158,774 compared to $105,925)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($293,122 compared to $336,804)
  • Lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($86,367 compared to $112,703)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $4,655 between 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$166,232)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$25,464)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$20,676)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$12,857)

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