City of Rockingham

Worker productivity

In the City of Rockingham, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $327,955 per worker in 2020/21.

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
City of Rockingham - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing147,261198,061112,196175,281+35,065
Mining310,2671,120,845378,6031,131,585-68,336
Manufacturing162,827174,619154,852166,917+7,975
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services111,731234,208159,019310,303-47,288
Construction172,633142,118208,705204,612-36,072
Wholesale Trade186,071192,714152,541171,867+33,530
Retail Trade65,96672,72554,95766,176+11,008
Accommodation and Food Services37,62151,74040,22354,128-2,602
Transport, Postal and Warehousing121,853149,783135,146170,124-13,293
Information Media and Telecommunications110,014176,22496,810154,674+13,204
Financial and Insurance Services327,955345,150312,059325,020+15,896
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services209,350237,855199,762230,653+9,588
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services126,687148,548139,944164,379-13,257
Administrative and Support Services115,199147,018111,294153,245+3,905
Public Administration and Safety254,685116,251204,224122,385+50,461
Education and Training67,82878,40563,33679,345+4,491
Health Care and Social Assistance81,22394,42971,72082,189+9,503
Arts and Recreation Services42,73358,93434,53258,270+8,202
Other Services77,62588,02560,96571,037+16,659
Total worker productivity117,270209,232105,400204,459+11,870

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 the City of Rockingham in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($327,955)
  • Mining ($310,267)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($254,685)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $345,150 in Financial and Insurance Services; $1,120,845 in Mining and $116,251 in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($110,014 compared to $176,224)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($111,731 compared to $234,208)
  • A higher worker productivity in Public Administration and Safety ($254,685 compared to $116,251)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($310,267 compared to $1,120,845)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Rockingham increased by $11,870 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Rockingham were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$68,336)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$50,461)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$47,288)
  • Construction (-$36,072)

City of Rockingham

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