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Worker productivity

In the Limestone Coast region, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $273,350 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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Limestone Coast region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing180,013164,192169,019156,862+10,994
Mining124,967263,401186,138294,460-61,171
Manufacturing99,25889,003101,571100,695-2,313
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services242,723312,169192,616267,428+50,107
Construction75,589104,37284,311108,417-8,722
Wholesale Trade152,734180,470127,713167,846+25,021
Retail Trade52,88355,92050,18854,015+2,694
Accommodation and Food Services41,07447,08341,95347,720-878
Transport, Postal and Warehousing69,291108,30395,555117,978-26,264
Information Media and Telecommunications129,213190,55274,423125,698+54,791
Financial and Insurance Services273,350328,409280,326316,786-6,976
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services184,465239,744140,202202,301+44,263
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services78,973103,73177,294101,413+1,679
Administrative and Support Services67,14296,54371,79398,501-4,650
Public Administration and Safety82,25894,56678,82997,569+3,429
Education and Training72,92683,20671,09885,068+1,829
Health Care and Social Assistance71,91886,76262,83874,707+9,080
Arts and Recreation Services30,43854,02944,21661,455-13,778
Other Services56,73365,58751,80762,215+4,926

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: $164,192 Mining, South Australia: $263,401 Manufacturing, South Australia: $89,003 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $312,169 Construction, South Australia: $104,372 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $180,470 Retail Trade, South Australia: $55,920 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $47,083 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $108,303 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $190,552 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $328,409 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $239,744 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $103,731 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $96,543 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $94,566 Education and Training, South Australia: $83,206 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $86,762 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $54,029 Other Services, South Australia: $65,587 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: $180,013 Mining, Limestone Coast region: $124,967 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: $99,258 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: $242,723 Construction, Limestone Coast region: $75,589 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: $152,734 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: $52,883 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: $41,074 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: $69,291 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: $129,213 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: $273,350 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: $184,465 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: $78,973 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: $67,142 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: $82,258 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: $72,926 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: $71,918 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: $30,438 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: $56,733
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: +$10,994 Mining, Limestone Coast region: -$61,171 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: -$2,313 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: +$50,107 Construction, Limestone Coast region: -$8,722 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: +$25,021 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: +$2,694 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: -$878 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -$26,264 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: +$54,791 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: -$6,976 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: +$44,263 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: +$1,679 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -$4,650 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: +$3,429 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: +$1,829 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: +$9,080 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: -$13,778 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: +$4,926
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in Limestone Coast region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($273,350)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($242,723)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($184,465)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $328,409 in Financial and Insurance Services; $312,169 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $239,744 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($124,967 compared to $263,401)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($242,723 compared to $312,169)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($129,213 compared to $190,552)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($184,465 compared to $239,744)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Limestone Coast region increased by $2,840 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Limestone Coast region were for:

  • Mining (-$61,171)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$54,791)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$50,107)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$44,263)

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