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Southern Mallee District Council

Worker productivity

In the Southern Mallee District Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest productivity by industry, generating $181,290 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
Southern Mallee District Council - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing181,290147,883235,917148,211-54,627
Mining0285,2750370,508--
Manufacturing30,16884,99546,152108,177-15,985
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0324,149113,512321,437-113,512
Construction128,041104,187181,591115,675-53,550
Wholesale Trade140,601164,320140,777182,700-176
Retail Trade46,58760,95637,00956,393+9,578
Accommodation and Food Services43,03147,47926,22851,353+16,804
Transport, Postal and Warehousing122,596106,26276,753122,124+45,844
Information Media and Telecommunications0142,1580137,670--
Financial and Insurance Services177,476362,850245,820352,852-68,343
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0235,143194,590214,610-194,590
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services44,356102,33145,95996,736-1,603
Administrative and Support Services18,73394,07225,130108,592-6,397
Public Administration and Safety73,137116,68352,409104,407+20,728
Education and Training89,30690,62768,71084,284+20,596
Health Care and Social Assistance70,82692,15547,97976,692+22,846
Arts and Recreation Services056,816059,008--
Other Services60,51865,79944,23663,727+16,283
Total worker productivity120,485108,859152,633110,411-32,148

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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($181,290)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($177,476)
  • Wholesale Trade ($140,601)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $147,883 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; $362,850 in Financial and Insurance Services and $164,320 in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Manufacturing ($30,168 compared to $84,995)
  • A lower worker productivity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($44,356 compared to $102,331)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($18,733 compared to $94,072)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($177,476 compared to $362,850)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Southern Mallee District Council decreased by -32,148 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Southern Mallee District Council were for those employed in:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (-$194,590)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$113,512)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-$68,343)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$54,627)

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