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Wakefield Regional Council area

Worker productivity

In Wakefield Regional Council area, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $497,376 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
Wakefield Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Regional SA $$Regional SA $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing144,738143,148167,464156,807-22,726
Mining--284,107--370,071--
Manufacturing75,38388,67485,29793,450-9,914
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services497,376315,421256,153232,447+241,222
Construction109,250115,544159,787116,008-50,537
Wholesale Trade178,157200,788152,030146,979+26,127
Retail Trade48,38052,91744,35547,439+4,025
Accommodation and Food Services35,87043,22241,03046,874-5,160
Transport, Postal and Warehousing97,218104,656129,832115,916-32,614
Information Media and Telecommunications208,657146,03661,71986,036+146,938
Financial and Insurance Services241,157265,337167,708261,958+73,450
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services114,001189,94382,418134,054+31,583
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services66,61365,36373,57576,676-6,962
Administrative and Support Services23,45670,89953,11373,249-29,657
Public Administration and Safety103,68485,367124,76973,529-21,084
Education and Training57,32565,03463,95970,934-6,634
Health Care and Social Assistance63,41767,57562,98462,366+433
Arts and Recreation Services45,08543,38143,32044,869+1,766
Other Services42,95548,11144,06249,346-1,107

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, Regional SA: $143,148 Mining, Regional SA: $284,107 Manufacturing, Regional SA: $88,674 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: $315,421 Construction, Regional SA: $115,544 Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: $200,788 Retail Trade, Regional SA: $52,917 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: $43,222 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: $104,656 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: $146,036 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: $265,337 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: $189,943 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: $65,363 Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: $70,899 Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: $85,367 Education and Training, Regional SA: $65,034 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: $67,575 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: $43,381 Other Services, Regional SA: $48,111 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wakefield Regional Council area: $144,738 Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: $75,383 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $497,376 Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: $109,250 Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: $178,157 Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: $48,380 Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $35,870 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: $97,218 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: $208,657 Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $241,157 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $114,001 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $66,613 Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $23,456 Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: $103,684 Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: $57,325 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: $63,417 Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $45,085 Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: $42,955
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, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$22,726 Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$9,914 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$241,222 Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$50,537 Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$26,127 Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$4,025 Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$5,160 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$32,614 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$146,938 Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$73,450 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$31,583 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$6,962 Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$29,657 Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$21,084 Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$6,634 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$433 Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$1,766 Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$1,107
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 Wakefield Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($497,376)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($241,157)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($208,657)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional SA were for $315,421 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $265,337 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $146,036 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Wakefield Regional Council area and Regional SA were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($497,376 compared to $315,421)
  • Higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($208,657 compared to $146,036)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($ compared to $284,107)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($114,001 compared to $189,943)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Wakefield Regional Council area decreased by $13,124 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Wakefield Regional Council area were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$241,222)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$146,938)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$73,450)
  • Construction (-$50,537)

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