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Worker productivity

In City of Whyalla, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $277,959 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
City of Whyalla - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional SA $$Regional SA $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing147,405143,148139,215156,807+8,190
Mining277,959284,107335,772370,071-57,813
Manufacturing70,31788,67485,52693,450-15,209
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170,661315,421129,504232,447+41,157
Construction29,344115,54476,725116,008-47,381
Wholesale Trade235,968200,788163,388146,979+72,580
Retail Trade45,82552,91744,94247,439+882
Accommodation and Food Services34,52743,22241,39446,874-6,867
Transport, Postal and Warehousing130,182104,656117,113115,916+13,069
Information Media and Telecommunications140,400146,03677,66186,036+62,739
Financial and Insurance Services232,836265,337267,103261,958-34,267
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services207,706189,943135,043134,054+72,663
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services65,72065,36384,58176,676-18,862
Administrative and Support Services113,45270,89988,68273,249+24,770
Public Administration and Safety76,80885,36769,24173,529+7,567
Education and Training64,01965,03474,89270,934-10,873
Health Care and Social Assistance66,85467,57563,09962,366+3,756
Arts and Recreation Services25,44243,38139,36144,869-13,920
Other Services44,88648,11150,08349,346-5,197

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 SA: $143,148 Mining, Regional SA: $284,107 Manufacturing, Regional SA: $88,674 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: $315,421 Construction, Regional SA: $115,544 Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: $200,788 Retail Trade, Regional SA: $52,917 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: $43,222 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: $104,656 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: $146,036 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: $265,337 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: $189,943 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: $65,363 Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: $70,899 Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: $85,367 Education and Training, Regional SA: $65,034 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: $67,575 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: $43,381 Other Services, Regional SA: $48,111 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Whyalla: $147,405 Mining, City of Whyalla: $277,959 Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: $70,317 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: $170,661 Construction, City of Whyalla: $29,344 Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: $235,968 Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: $45,825 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: $34,527 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: $130,182 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: $140,400 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: $232,836 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: $207,706 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: $65,720 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: $113,452 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: $76,808 Education and Training, City of Whyalla: $64,019 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: $66,854 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: $25,442 Other Services, City of Whyalla: $44,886
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, City of Whyalla: +$8,190 Mining, City of Whyalla: -$57,813 Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: -$15,209 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: +$41,157 Construction, City of Whyalla: -$47,381 Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: +$72,580 Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: +$882 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: -$6,867 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: +$13,069 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: +$62,739 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: -$34,267 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: +$72,663 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: -$18,862 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: +$24,770 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: +$7,567 Education and Training, City of Whyalla: -$10,873 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: +$3,756 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: -$13,920 Other Services, City of Whyalla: -$5,197
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 City of Whyalla in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($277,959)
  • Wholesale Trade ($235,968)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($232,836)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional SA were for $284,107 in Mining; $200,788 in Wholesale Trade; and $265,337 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in City of Whyalla and Regional SA were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($113,452 compared to $70,899)
  • Higher worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($235,968 compared to $200,788)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($170,661 compared to $315,421)
  • Lower worker productivity in Construction ($29,344 compared to $115,544)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in City of Whyalla decreased by $7,813 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in City of Whyalla were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$72,663)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$72,580)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$62,739)
  • Mining (-$57,813)

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