Sunshine Coast Council area
In Sunshine Coast Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $647,978 per worker in 2019/20.
Worker productivity by industry is calculated by dividing the industry value add by the number of persons employed in that industry. It shows which industries generate the most value add per employee. Some industry sectors, such as retail trade, are not highly productive per worker, but they employ a lot of people. Other industries, such as mining, employ fewer people but generate high levels of productivity. Each plays an important role in the economy.
Worker productivity data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE), to see the relative size of employment in each industry, and with Local workers income to see how many local workers are actually each in each industry, and with Sources of income data to see whether employment is the main way income is derived.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Productivity per worker (annual) by industry|
|Sunshine Coast Council area - Constant prices||2019/20||2014/15||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$||Regional QLD $||$||Regional QLD $||2014/15 to 2019/20|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||51,455||102,143||94,573||172,658||P||23000||-43,118|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||379,902||347,342||309,954||311,861||P||23300||+69,948|
|Accommodation and Food Services||43,551||48,975||50,575||56,220||P||23700||-7,024|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||121,048||129,274||107,177||125,202||P||23800||+13,871|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||116,033||128,439||108,853||106,190||P||23900||+7,181|
|Financial and Insurance Services||267,381||313,045||253,865||286,657||P||24000||+13,516|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||212,658||196,666||197,519||187,055||P||24100||+15,139|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||97,338||103,295||96,420||101,043||P||24200||+918|
|Administrative and Support Services||103,352||114,984||92,429||104,384||P||24300||+10,923|
|Public Administration and Safety||103,690||112,058||95,516||105,847||P||24400||+8,175|
|Education and Training||78,138||77,931||74,135||74,151||P||24500||+4,004|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||82,043||83,325||68,745||70,273||P||24600||+13,298|
|Arts and Recreation Services||43,526||55,889||48,371||57,027||P||24700||-4,845|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window)(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
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)
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)