RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Worker productivity

In the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $329,301 per worker in 2019/20.

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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing179,376147,883172,137148,211+7,239
Mining140,231285,275247,240370,508-107,008
Manufacturing64,05384,99590,770108,177-26,717
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services329,301324,149343,617321,437-14,315
Construction151,774104,187157,408115,675-5,633
Wholesale Trade134,008164,320149,958182,700-15,950
Retail Trade55,70660,95651,04156,393+4,664
Accommodation and Food Services44,92247,47949,91451,353-4,992
Transport, Postal and Warehousing95,812106,262105,576122,124-9,764
Information Media and Telecommunications100,198142,15891,330137,670+8,868
Financial and Insurance Services294,851362,850280,255352,852+14,596
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services203,087235,143168,119214,610+34,968
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services76,499102,33166,65996,736+9,840
Administrative and Support Services59,30994,07274,127108,592-14,818
Public Administration and Safety105,048116,68381,739104,407+23,310
Education and Training84,23290,62766,08784,284+18,146
Health Care and Social Assistance74,52192,15564,93376,692+9,587
Arts and Recreation Services51,92956,81653,53759,008-1,608
Other Services51,73665,79950,28863,727+1,447
Total worker productivity105,004108,859106,869110,411-1,865

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($329,301)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($294,851)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($203,087)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $324,149 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $362,850 in Financial and Insurance Services and $235,143 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($100,198 compared to $142,158)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($151,774 compared to $104,187)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($294,851 compared to $362,850)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($140,231 compared to $285,275)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region decreased by -1,865 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$107,008)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$34,968)
  • Manufacturing (-$26,717)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$23,310)

RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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