RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Worker productivity

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $651,103 per worker in 2018/19.

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

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing119,979134,322145,108163,682-25,128
Mining651,103652,136410,948417,347+240,155
Manufacturing101,700118,887100,193121,779+1,507
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services331,134347,106284,287295,706+46,847
Construction126,465110,177191,282161,969-64,816
Wholesale Trade134,824170,549121,057154,733+13,767
Retail Trade51,84657,24552,83858,459-991
Accommodation and Food Services43,89848,76444,80049,621-902
Transport, Postal and Warehousing128,856133,051101,322126,373+27,533
Information Media and Telecommunications136,778154,558106,567122,230+30,211
Financial and Insurance Services282,558327,550230,457281,567+52,101
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services169,529229,165150,919193,231+18,609
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services121,323124,94495,793110,397+25,529
Administrative and Support Services109,472137,66679,373107,780+30,099
Public Administration and Safety87,117104,30587,153107,727-36
Education and Training64,89072,42963,95776,533+933
Health Care and Social Assistance75,45279,76360,92563,817+14,527
Arts and Recreation Services51,96564,90947,80860,001+4,157
Other Services53,95469,65551,04760,950+2,907
Total worker productivity102,318119,87998,801116,328+3,517

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($651,103)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($331,134)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($282,558)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $347,106 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($109,472 compared to $137,666)
  • A lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($134,824 compared to $170,549)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($282,558 compared to $327,550)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($169,529 compared to $229,165)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region increased by $3,517 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$240,155)
  • Construction (-$64,816)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$52,101)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$46,847)

RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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