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Worker productivity

In Sunshine Coast Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $647,978 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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Sunshine Coast Council area - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing51,455102,14394,573172,658-43,118
Mining647,978938,445345,747724,725+302,231
Manufacturing117,008120,001106,496116,236+10,512
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services379,902347,342309,954311,861+69,948
Construction93,109106,876112,577151,190-19,468
Wholesale Trade154,705155,648153,410154,046+1,295
Retail Trade62,87062,95359,01759,761+3,852
Accommodation and Food Services43,55148,97550,57556,220-7,024
Transport, Postal and Warehousing121,048129,274107,177125,202+13,871
Information Media and Telecommunications116,033128,439108,853106,190+7,181
Financial and Insurance Services267,381313,045253,865286,657+13,516
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services212,658196,666197,519187,055+15,139
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services97,338103,29596,420101,043+918
Administrative and Support Services103,352114,98492,429104,384+10,923
Public Administration and Safety103,690112,05895,516105,847+8,175
Education and Training78,13877,93174,13574,151+4,004
Health Care and Social Assistance82,04383,32568,74570,273+13,298
Arts and Recreation Services43,52655,88948,37157,027-4,845
Other Services58,20966,17357,73366,240+476

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 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 2019/20
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: $102,143 Mining, Regional QLD: $938,445 Manufacturing, Regional QLD: $120,001 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: $347,342 Construction, Regional QLD: $106,876 Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: $155,648 Retail Trade, Regional QLD: $62,953 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: $48,975 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: $129,274 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: $128,439 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: $313,045 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: $196,666 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: $103,295 Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: $114,984 Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: $112,058 Education and Training, Regional QLD: $77,931 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: $83,325 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: $55,889 Other Services, Regional QLD: $66,173 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $51,455 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: $647,978 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $117,008 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $379,902 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: $93,109 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: $154,705 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: $62,870 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $43,551 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $121,048 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: $116,033 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $267,381 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $212,658 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $97,338 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $103,352 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: $103,690 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: $78,138 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: $82,043 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $43,526 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $58,209
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$43,118 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$302,231 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$10,512 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$69,948 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$19,468 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$1,295 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$3,852 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$7,024 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$13,871 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$7,181 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$13,516 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$15,139 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$918 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$10,923 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$8,175 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$4,004 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$13,298 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$4,845 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$476
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($647,978)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($379,902)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($267,381)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $938,445 in Mining; $347,342 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $313,045 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($379,902 compared to $347,342)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($647,978 compared to $938,445)
  • Lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($51,455 compared to $102,143)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($267,381 compared to $313,045)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by $2,663 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Sunshine Coast Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$302,231)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$69,948)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$43,118)
  • Construction (-$19,468)

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