RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Mid North Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing184,578147,883199,794148,211-15,215
Mining165,425285,275268,350370,508-102,925
Manufacturing69,39484,99587,755108,177-18,361
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services344,367324,149381,585321,437-37,218
Construction118,538104,187126,955115,675-8,417
Wholesale Trade133,088164,320147,876182,700-14,787
Retail Trade53,20360,95647,48256,393+5,721
Accommodation and Food Services44,90347,47951,60551,353-6,703
Transport, Postal and Warehousing76,431106,26297,974122,124-21,544
Information Media and Telecommunications154,860142,15887,938137,670+66,922
Financial and Insurance Services311,756362,850314,779352,852-3,024
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services175,612235,143173,397214,610+2,215
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services80,258102,33173,00696,736+7,252
Administrative and Support Services52,85394,07267,521108,592-14,668
Public Administration and Safety105,727116,683104,514104,407+1,213
Education and Training75,56590,62765,41084,284+10,156
Health Care and Social Assistance74,19592,15562,30276,692+11,893
Arts and Recreation Services53,53856,81627,32759,008+26,212
Other Services50,48165,79950,79263,727-311
Total worker productivity110,644108,859117,485110,411-6,842

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 2018-19 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 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 South Australia were for $324,149 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $362,850 in Financial and Insurance Services and $147,883 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($52,853 compared to $94,072)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($311,756 compared to $362,850)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($175,612 compared to $235,143)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($165,425 compared to $285,275)

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 those employed in:

  • 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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