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Worker productivity

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $416,703 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing118,997133,966137,922155,601-18,926
Mining416,703348,942222,214211,718+194,490
Manufacturing112,373122,058102,335116,584+10,038
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services320,578336,804275,736265,942+44,842
Construction124,196105,925168,390138,244-44,194
Wholesale Trade140,823186,071117,027152,908+23,796
Retail Trade54,01158,49951,77057,307+2,241
Accommodation and Food Services39,03344,20744,52148,684-5,487
Transport, Postal and Warehousing89,977116,77795,709134,347-5,733
Information Media and Telecommunications125,089158,55987,478121,424+37,610
Financial and Insurance Services307,488331,675280,869287,336+26,619
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services166,718206,264135,345171,964+31,373
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services110,102119,50085,297109,103+24,805
Administrative and Support Services93,489112,70376,920102,442+16,569
Public Administration and Safety93,824111,40283,619103,330+10,205
Education and Training51,64264,64862,50271,745-10,860
Health Care and Social Assistance67,24071,40060,91964,581+6,321
Arts and Recreation Services73,18761,00648,98857,766+24,199
Other Services48,19560,77951,43762,033-3,242

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, Queensland: $133,966 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,058 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,804 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,071 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,499 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,207 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $116,777 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,675 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,264 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,500 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,703 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,402 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,648 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,400 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,006 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $118,997 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $416,703 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $112,373 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $320,578 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $124,196 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $140,823 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $54,011 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $39,033 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $89,977 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $125,089 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $307,488 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $166,718 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $110,102 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $93,489 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $93,824 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $51,642 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $67,240 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $73,187 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $48,195
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$18,926 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$194,490 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$10,038 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$44,842 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$44,194 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$23,796 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$2,241 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$5,487 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$5,733 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$37,610 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$26,619 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$31,373 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$24,805 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$16,569 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$10,205 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$10,860 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$6,321 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$24,199 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$3,242
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($416,703)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($320,578)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($307,488)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $348,942 in Mining; $336,804 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $331,675 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 ($416,703 compared to $348,942)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($140,823 compared to $186,071)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($166,718 compared to $206,264)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($125,089 compared to $158,559)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region decreased by $342 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for:

  • Mining (+$194,490)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$44,842)
  • Construction (-$44,194)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$37,610)

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