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Worker productivity

In the Limestone Coast region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $278,416 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
Limestone Coast region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$South Australia $$South Australia $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing171,711142,203166,853156,042+4,858
Mining148,258224,328219,403281,009-71,145
Manufacturing102,02696,40297,94095,706+4,086
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services278,416376,425193,098266,857+85,317
Construction71,173103,49175,75999,880-4,586
Wholesale Trade189,481241,368139,729167,071+49,752
Retail Trade55,16458,59547,75652,062+7,408
Accommodation and Food Services41,31644,82242,22147,194-905
Transport, Postal and Warehousing90,128124,164102,376130,879-12,249
Information Media and Telecommunications136,953200,72384,563134,496+52,389
Financial and Insurance Services262,933340,568269,200295,057-6,266
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services166,730225,032111,445180,951+55,285
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services68,96490,24777,519100,041-8,555
Administrative and Support Services75,86292,86767,58594,605+8,276
Public Administration and Safety85,14896,58771,02390,571+14,125
Education and Training66,00276,23572,06085,267-6,058
Health Care and Social Assistance66,28377,55960,81172,735+5,471
Arts and Recreation Services32,27053,74645,11153,464-12,840
Other Services49,39656,63648,69259,173+704

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, South Australia: $142,203 Mining, South Australia: $224,328 Manufacturing, South Australia: $96,402 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: $376,425 Construction, South Australia: $103,491 Wholesale Trade, South Australia: $241,368 Retail Trade, South Australia: $58,595 Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: $44,822 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: $124,164 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: $200,723 Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: $340,568 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: $225,032 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: $90,247 Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: $92,867 Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: $96,587 Education and Training, South Australia: $76,235 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: $77,559 Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: $53,746 Other Services, South Australia: $56,636 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: $171,711 Mining, Limestone Coast region: $148,258 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: $102,026 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: $278,416 Construction, Limestone Coast region: $71,173 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: $189,481 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: $55,164 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: $41,316 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: $90,128 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: $136,953 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: $262,933 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: $166,730 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: $68,964 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: $75,862 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: $85,148 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: $66,002 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: $66,283 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: $32,270 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: $49,396
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, Limestone Coast region: +$4,858 Mining, Limestone Coast region: -$71,145 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: +$4,086 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: +$85,317 Construction, Limestone Coast region: -$4,586 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: +$49,752 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: +$7,408 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: -$905 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -$12,249 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: +$52,389 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: -$6,266 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: +$55,285 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: -$8,555 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: +$8,276 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: +$14,125 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: -$6,058 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: +$5,471 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: -$12,840 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: +$704
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 Limestone Coast region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($278,416)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($262,933)
  • Wholesale Trade ($189,481)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $376,425 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $340,568 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $241,368 in Wholesale Trade.

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

  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($278,416 compared to $376,425)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($262,933 compared to $340,568)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($148,258 compared to $224,328)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($136,953 compared to $200,723)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Limestone Coast region increased by $6,177 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Limestone Coast region were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$85,317)
  • Mining (-$71,145)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$55,285)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$52,389)

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