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Worker productivity

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In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $370,744 per worker in 2016/17.

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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Constant prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing129,411146,303155,794144,325-26,383
Mining370,744325,259219,010186,513+151,734
Manufacturing112,587116,65792,57398,771+20,013
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services271,797316,816192,978255,021+78,819
Construction140,073114,786166,274137,079-26,201
Wholesale Trade138,101178,765102,833139,153+35,268
Retail Trade53,66961,56849,06556,479+4,604
Accommodation and Food Services43,17647,96844,72549,580-1,549
Transport, Postal and Warehousing90,497119,40986,532123,919+3,965
Information Media and Telecommunications102,467142,04778,950113,382+23,517
Financial and Insurance Services226,928320,484255,643272,671-28,715
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services162,550201,289135,396155,239+27,154
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services118,077120,56277,946106,724+40,131
Administrative and Support Services84,651108,47179,114104,959+5,537
Public Administration and Safety94,361112,84289,623106,772+4,738
Education and Training60,28072,13064,34574,134-4,065
Health Care and Social Assistance71,74975,70964,07867,254+7,671
Arts and Recreation Services46,52457,19122,03359,735+24,492
Other Services47,12761,01352,35863,443-5,231

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: $146,303 Mining, Queensland: $325,259 Manufacturing, Queensland: $116,657 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $316,816 Construction, Queensland: $114,786 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $178,765 Retail Trade, Queensland: $61,568 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $47,968 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $119,409 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $142,047 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $320,484 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $201,289 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $120,562 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $108,471 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $112,842 Education and Training, Queensland: $72,130 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $75,709 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $57,191 Other Services, Queensland: $61,013 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $129,411 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $370,744 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $112,587 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $271,797 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $140,073 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $138,101 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $53,669 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $43,176 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $90,497 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $102,467 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $226,928 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $162,550 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $118,077 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $84,651 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $94,361 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $60,280 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $71,749 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $46,524 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $47,127
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$26,383 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$151,734 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$20,013 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$78,819 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$26,201 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$35,268 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$4,604 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$1,549 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$3,965 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$23,517 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$28,715 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$27,154 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$40,131 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$5,537 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$4,738 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$4,065 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$7,671 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$24,492 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$5,231
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016/17 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($370,744)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($271,797)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($226,928)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $325,259 in Mining; $316,816 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $320,484 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($370,744 compared to $325,259)
  • Lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($226,928 compared to $320,484)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($271,797 compared to $316,816)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($138,101 compared to $178,765)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region increased by $1,820 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for:

  • Mining (+$151,734)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$78,819)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$40,131)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$35,268)

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