RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Limestone Coast region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2013/14 - 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
Total worker productivity101,120105,49898,280104,844+2,840

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the 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 the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

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

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 those employed in:

  • 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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