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Worker productivity

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $416,756 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 Fishing119,045133,966137,972155,601-18,928
Mining416,756348,942222,286211,718+194,470
Manufacturing112,417122,058102,380116,584+10,038
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services320,671336,804275,897265,942+44,774
Construction124,136105,925168,561138,244-44,425
Wholesale Trade140,865186,071117,083152,908+23,782
Retail Trade54,01258,49951,77157,307+2,241
Accommodation and Food Services39,02944,20744,51948,684-5,490
Transport, Postal and Warehousing90,009116,77795,757134,347-5,747
Information Media and Telecommunications125,177158,55987,535121,424+37,641
Financial and Insurance Services307,488331,675280,869287,336+26,619
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services166,720206,264135,372171,964+31,349
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services110,146119,50085,326109,103+24,820
Administrative and Support Services93,516112,70376,947102,442+16,569
Public Administration and Safety94,085111,40284,042103,330+10,043
Education and Training51,66364,64862,52571,745-10,862
Health Care and Social Assistance67,26571,40060,97264,581+6,293
Arts and Recreation Services73,19161,00648,98657,766+24,205
Other Services48,16660,77951,44662,033-3,280

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: $119,045 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $416,756 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $112,417 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $320,671 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $124,136 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $140,865 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $54,012 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $39,029 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $90,009 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $125,177 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $307,488 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $166,720 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $110,146 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $93,516 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $94,085 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $51,663 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $67,265 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $73,191 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $48,166
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: -$18,928 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$194,470 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$10,038 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$44,774 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$44,425 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$23,782 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$2,241 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$5,490 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$5,747 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$37,641 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$26,619 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$31,349 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$24,820 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$16,569 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$10,043 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$10,862 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$6,293 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$24,205 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$3,280
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 ($416,756)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($320,671)
  • 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 ($416,756 compared to $348,942)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($140,865 compared to $186,071)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($166,720 compared to $206,264)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($125,177 compared to $158,559)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region decreased by $378 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 (+$194,470)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$44,774)
  • Construction (-$44,425)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$37,641)

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