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Worker productivity

In Sunshine Coast Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $549,101 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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Sunshine Coast Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing125,429135,791152,270164,304-26,841
Mining549,101786,817252,636516,943+296,465
Manufacturing104,078114,00498,727106,377+5,351
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services297,563337,361220,409286,515+77,154
Construction92,692107,256118,951157,839-26,259
Wholesale Trade155,707161,937144,730145,385+10,978
Retail Trade57,88256,58656,48456,906+1,398
Accommodation and Food Services46,25451,83648,37052,183-2,116
Transport, Postal and Warehousing97,575127,346101,057118,406-3,482
Information Media and Telecommunications137,164141,320104,219104,908+32,945
Financial and Insurance Services301,337324,846239,294266,812+62,044
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services211,798207,429191,968180,620+19,830
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services101,226110,38194,50498,366+6,723
Administrative and Support Services101,648123,29886,12696,617+15,522
Public Administration and Safety97,40598,30893,917102,855+3,488
Education and Training70,61270,11273,23972,997-2,627
Health Care and Social Assistance75,94178,92961,70562,763+14,237
Arts and Recreation Services50,20163,35450,39058,122-189
Other Services62,09169,96653,38160,997+8,710

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: $135,791 Mining, Regional QLD: $786,817 Manufacturing, Regional QLD: $114,004 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: $337,361 Construction, Regional QLD: $107,256 Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: $161,937 Retail Trade, Regional QLD: $56,586 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: $51,836 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: $127,346 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: $141,320 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: $324,846 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: $207,429 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: $110,381 Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: $123,298 Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: $98,308 Education and Training, Regional QLD: $70,112 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: $78,929 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: $63,354 Other Services, Regional QLD: $69,966 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $125,429 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: $549,101 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $104,078 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $297,563 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: $92,692 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: $155,707 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: $57,882 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $46,254 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $97,575 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: $137,164 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $301,337 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $211,798 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $101,226 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $101,648 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: $97,405 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: $70,612 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: $75,941 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $50,201 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $62,091
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$26,841 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$296,465 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$5,351 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$77,154 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$26,259 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$10,978 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$1,398 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$2,116 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$3,482 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$32,945 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$62,044 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$19,830 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$6,723 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$15,522 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$3,488 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$2,627 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$14,237 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$189 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$8,710
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in Sunshine Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($549,101)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($301,337)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($297,563)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $786,817 in Mining; $324,846 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $337,361 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Sunshine Coast Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($549,101 compared to $786,817)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($297,563 compared to $337,361)
  • Lower worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($97,575 compared to $127,346)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($301,337 compared to $324,846)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by $2,130 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Sunshine Coast Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$296,465)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$77,154)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$62,044)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$32,945)

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