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Mid Murray Council area

Worker productivity

In the Mid Murray Council area, Construction had the highest productivity by industry, generating $504,020 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
Mid Murray Council area - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing161,327147,883180,707148,211-19,380
Mining0285,275317,639370,508-317,639
Manufacturing68,52184,99589,830108,177-21,309
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services281,552324,149341,466321,437-59,914
Construction504,020104,187283,312115,675+220,708
Wholesale Trade125,748164,320148,162182,700-22,414
Retail Trade54,89760,95651,13456,393+3,762
Accommodation and Food Services44,12747,47949,31851,353-5,192
Transport, Postal and Warehousing100,591106,26289,419122,124+11,172
Information Media and Telecommunications0142,1580137,670--
Financial and Insurance Services327,074362,850232,306352,852+94,768
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services94,961235,14392,841214,610+2,119
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services66,838102,33157,33996,736+9,500
Administrative and Support Services55,81594,07269,846108,592-14,031
Public Administration and Safety126,240116,68397,742104,407+28,498
Education and Training81,76890,62763,14884,284+18,620
Health Care and Social Assistance78,43092,15564,12076,692+14,310
Arts and Recreation Services35,06956,81626,83159,008+8,237
Other Services49,71065,79944,59363,727+5,117
Total worker productivity128,006108,859120,495110,411+7,512

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 Mid Murray Council area in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Construction ($504,020)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($327,074)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($281,552)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $104,187 in Construction; $362,850 in Financial and Insurance Services and $324,149 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Mid Murray Council area and South Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($125,748 compared to $164,320)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($281,552 compared to $324,149)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($94,961 compared to $235,143)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($504,020 compared to $104,187)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Mid Murray Council area increased by $7,512 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Mid Murray Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$317,639)
  • Construction (+$220,708)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$94,768)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$59,914)

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