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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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2013/14 to 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

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: $134,322 Mining, Queensland: $652,136 Manufacturing, Queensland: $118,887 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $347,106 Construction, Queensland: $110,177 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $170,549 Retail Trade, Queensland: $57,245 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $48,764 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $133,051 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $154,558 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $327,550 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $229,165 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $124,944 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $137,666 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $104,305 Education and Training, Queensland: $72,429 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $79,763 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $64,909 Other Services, Queensland: $69,655 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $119,979 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $651,103 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $101,700 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $331,134 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $126,465 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $134,824 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $51,846 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $43,898 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $128,856 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $136,778 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $282,558 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $169,529 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $121,323 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $109,472 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $87,117 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $64,890 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $75,452 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $51,965 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: $53,954
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$25,128 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$240,155 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$1,507 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$46,847 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$64,816 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$13,767 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$991 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$902 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$27,533 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$30,211 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$52,101 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$18,609 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$25,529 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$30,099 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$36 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$933 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$14,527 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$4,157 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$2,907
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 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 worker productivity by industries in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

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

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:

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

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