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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Worker productivity

In Port Pirie Regional Council area, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $329,642 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing174,946164,192170,279156,862+4,667
Mining310,427263,401408,096294,460-97,669
Manufacturing61,85189,00368,745100,695-6,894
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services329,642312,169271,855267,428+57,787
Construction65,788104,372106,312108,417-40,525
Wholesale Trade142,263180,470125,349167,846+16,914
Retail Trade47,20655,92045,50754,015+1,699
Accommodation and Food Services37,61947,08341,49747,720-3,878
Transport, Postal and Warehousing95,350108,303107,454117,978-12,103
Information Media and Telecommunications148,317190,55273,437125,698+74,880
Financial and Insurance Services245,614328,409258,845316,786-13,231
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services190,208239,744160,097202,301+30,111
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services78,011103,73172,064101,413+5,947
Administrative and Support Services69,54796,54370,73998,501-1,192
Public Administration and Safety74,19494,56680,67197,569-6,477
Education and Training72,90283,20671,46485,068+1,438
Health Care and Social Assistance78,28486,76267,01174,707+11,272
Arts and Recreation Services30,98354,02925,46761,455+5,516
Other Services59,82565,58750,96062,215+8,865
Total worker productivity82,001105,49884,986104,844-2,985

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 Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($329,642)
  • Mining ($310,427)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($245,614)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $312,169 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $263,401 in Mining and $328,409 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($148,317 compared to $190,552)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($310,427 compared to $263,401)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($190,208 compared to $239,744)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($245,614 compared to $328,409)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Port Pirie Regional Council area decreased by -2,985 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Port Pirie Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$97,669)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$74,880)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$57,787)
  • Construction (-$40,525)

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