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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Worker productivity

In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $553,342 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing125,160134,322151,823163,682-26,663
Mining553,342652,136255,129417,347+298,213
Manufacturing103,485118,88798,577121,779+4,908
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services296,087347,106219,648295,706+76,439
Construction93,381110,177119,893161,969-26,512
Wholesale Trade156,335170,549145,260154,733+11,075
Retail Trade57,48357,24556,34358,459+1,140
Accommodation and Food Services46,83248,76449,16349,621-2,331
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,196133,051101,752126,373-3,556
Information Media and Telecommunications137,356154,558102,594122,230+34,763
Financial and Insurance Services308,863327,550244,172281,567+64,691
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services229,887229,165197,609193,231+32,278
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services102,314124,94494,839110,397+7,475
Administrative and Support Services100,716137,66685,204107,780+15,511
Public Administration and Safety97,363104,30593,542107,727+3,821
Education and Training69,81872,42971,92076,533-2,102
Health Care and Social Assistance75,92279,76361,68963,817+14,233
Arts and Recreation Services50,14564,90950,34060,001-195
Other Services61,96869,65553,08560,950+8,883
Total worker productivity91,849119,87989,667116,328+2,182

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 RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($553,342)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($308,863)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($296,087)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services and $347,106 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($98,196 compared to $133,051)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($100,716 compared to $137,666)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($296,087 compared to $347,106)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($553,342 compared to $652,136)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by $2,182 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$298,213)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$76,439)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$64,691)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$34,763)

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