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Worker productivity

In Sunshine Coast Council area, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $454,817 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
Sunshine Coast Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional QLD $$Regional QLD $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing135,297133,488141,232156,069-5,936
Mining454,817385,112172,274233,639+282,543
Manufacturing107,805119,47998,411111,537+9,394
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services312,873328,360230,898257,198+81,975
Construction80,264102,944100,430133,971-20,166
Wholesale Trade175,896172,629144,337145,245+31,559
Retail Trade54,86857,73654,93555,832-67
Accommodation and Food Services40,49247,27448,24650,761-7,754
Transport, Postal and Warehousing94,141108,938108,659123,356-14,519
Information Media and Telecommunications137,460137,051109,963102,894+27,497
Financial and Insurance Services274,160315,207246,984276,519+27,177
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services201,380198,079169,690160,517+31,690
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services100,777107,76693,42596,502+7,352
Administrative and Support Services90,046104,03579,34290,657+10,704
Public Administration and Safety97,590106,05289,76298,567+7,828
Education and Training61,82961,50968,37168,712-6,542
Health Care and Social Assistance68,13270,66162,51363,389+5,619
Arts and Recreation Services51,22160,39749,37856,879+1,843
Other Services52,01160,83954,39761,273-2,386

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, Regional QLD: $133,488 Mining, Regional QLD: $385,112 Manufacturing, Regional QLD: $119,479 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: $328,360 Construction, Regional QLD: $102,944 Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: $172,629 Retail Trade, Regional QLD: $57,736 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: $47,274 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: $108,938 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: $137,051 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: $315,207 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: $198,079 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: $107,766 Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: $104,035 Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: $106,052 Education and Training, Regional QLD: $61,509 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: $70,661 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: $60,397 Other Services, Regional QLD: $60,839 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $135,297 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: $454,817 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $107,805 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $312,873 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: $80,264 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: $175,896 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: $54,868 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $40,492 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: $94,141 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: $137,460 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $274,160 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $201,380 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $100,777 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $90,046 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: $97,590 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: $61,829 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: $68,132 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $51,221 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: $52,011
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, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$5,936 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$282,543 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$9,394 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$81,975 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$20,166 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$31,559 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$67 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$7,754 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$14,519 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$27,497 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$27,177 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$31,690 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$7,352 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$10,704 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$7,828 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$6,542 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$5,619 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$1,843 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$2,386
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 Sunshine Coast Council area in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($454,817)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($312,873)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($274,160)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD were for $385,112 in Mining; $328,360 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $315,207 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 Mining ($454,817 compared to $385,112)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($274,160 compared to $315,207)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($80,264 compared to $102,944)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($312,873 compared to $328,360)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by $656 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$282,543)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$81,975)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$31,690)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$31,559)

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