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Mid North Region

Worker productivity

In Mid North Region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $344,367 per worker in 2019/20.

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
Mid North Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry
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$Regional SA $$Regional SA $2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing184,578163,671199,794162,978-15,215
Mining165,425344,685268,350520,899-102,925
Manufacturing69,39475,41487,75599,415-18,361
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services344,367281,091381,585296,944-37,218
Construction118,538137,275126,955126,146-8,417
Wholesale Trade133,088135,770147,876143,988-14,787
Retail Trade53,20355,87447,48250,892+5,721
Accommodation and Food Services44,90344,92651,60551,884-6,703
Transport, Postal and Warehousing76,43192,78097,974106,724-21,544
Information Media and Telecommunications154,860107,76787,93890,559+66,922
Financial and Insurance Services311,756316,999314,779306,800-3,024
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services175,612188,041173,397166,086+2,215
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services80,25883,40273,00671,848+7,252
Administrative and Support Services52,85364,93767,52183,567-14,668
Public Administration and Safety105,72798,435104,51480,211+1,213
Education and Training75,56583,37865,41068,762+10,156
Health Care and Social Assistance74,19577,28062,30266,029+11,893
Arts and Recreation Services53,53840,40127,32739,029+26,212
Other Services50,48155,98850,79253,828-311

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

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 2019/20
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: $163,671 Mining, Regional SA: $344,685 Manufacturing, Regional SA: $75,414 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: $281,091 Construction, Regional SA: $137,275 Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: $135,770 Retail Trade, Regional SA: $55,874 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: $44,926 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: $92,780 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: $107,767 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: $316,999 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: $188,041 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: $83,402 Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: $64,937 Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: $98,435 Education and Training, Regional SA: $83,378 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: $77,280 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: $40,401 Other Services, Regional SA: $55,988 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mid North Region: $184,578 Mining, Mid North Region: $165,425 Manufacturing, Mid North Region: $69,394 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: $344,367 Construction, Mid North Region: $118,538 Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: $133,088 Retail Trade, Mid North Region: $53,203 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: $44,903 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: $76,431 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: $154,860 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: $311,756 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: $175,612 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: $80,258 Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: $52,853 Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: $105,727 Education and Training, Mid North Region: $75,565 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: $74,195 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: $53,538 Other Services, Mid North Region: $50,481
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mid North Region: -$15,215 Mining, Mid North Region: -$102,925 Manufacturing, Mid North Region: -$18,361 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: -$37,218 Construction, Mid North Region: -$8,417 Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: -$14,787 Retail Trade, Mid North Region: +$5,721 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: -$6,703 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: -$21,544 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: +$66,922 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: -$3,024 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: +$2,215 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: +$7,252 Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: -$14,668 Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: +$1,213 Education and Training, Mid North Region: +$10,156 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: +$11,893 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: +$26,212 Other Services, Mid North Region: -$311
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in Mid North Region in 2019/20 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($344,367)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($311,756)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($184,578)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional SA were for $281,091 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $316,999 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $163,671 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Mid North Region and Regional SA were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($344,367 compared to $281,091)
  • Higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($154,860 compared to $107,767)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($184,578 compared to $163,671)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($165,425 compared to $344,685)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Mid North Region decreased by $6,842 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Mid North Region were for:

  • Mining (-$102,925)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$66,922)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$37,218)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$26,212)

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