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Worker productivity

In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $446,571 per worker in 2017/18.

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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing134,637133,993141,347155,601-6,710
Mining446,571348,942174,544211,718+272,027
Manufacturing107,230122,05998,717116,584+8,513
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services307,044336,802229,915265,942+77,129
Construction80,797105,92599,651138,244-18,854
Wholesale Trade176,150186,074144,918152,908+31,232
Retail Trade54,65058,51354,76357,307-113
Accommodation and Food Services41,71144,22948,75148,684-7,041
Transport, Postal and Warehousing94,041117,212109,574134,347-15,533
Information Media and Telecommunications137,262158,559108,094121,424+29,168
Financial and Insurance Services279,070331,676251,850287,336+27,221
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services212,625206,269173,912171,964+38,712
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services101,693119,50193,582109,103+8,111
Administrative and Support Services88,748112,70478,417102,442+10,331
Public Administration and Safety97,363111,40389,420103,330+7,942
Education and Training60,69764,65067,32671,745-6,629
Health Care and Social Assistance68,17771,42262,52664,581+5,651
Arts and Recreation Services50,84561,00549,37057,766+1,475
Other Services51,76360,77954,19462,033-2,431

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: $133,993 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,059 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,802 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,074 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,513 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,229 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $117,212 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,676 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,269 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,501 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,704 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,403 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,650 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,422 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,005 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $134,637 Mining, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $446,571 Manufacturing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $107,230 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $307,044 Construction, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $80,797 Wholesale Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $176,150 Retail Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $54,650 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $41,711 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $94,041 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $137,262 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $279,070 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $212,625 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $101,693 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $88,748 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $97,363 Education and Training, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $60,697 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $68,177 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $50,845 Other Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: $51,763
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$6,710 Mining, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$272,027 Manufacturing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$8,513 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$77,129 Construction, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$18,854 Wholesale Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$31,232 Retail Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$113 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$7,041 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$15,533 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$29,168 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$27,221 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$38,712 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$8,111 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$10,331 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$7,942 Education and Training, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$6,629 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$5,651 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$1,475 Other Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$2,431
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($446,571)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($307,044)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($279,070)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $348,942 in Mining; $336,802 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $331,676 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($446,571 compared to $348,942)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($279,070 compared to $331,676)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($307,044 compared to $336,802)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($80,797 compared to $105,925)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by $717 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were for:

  • Mining (+$272,027)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$77,129)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$38,712)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$31,232)

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