City of Salisbury

Worker productivity

In the City of Salisbury, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $361,836 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
City of Salisbury - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$South Australia$$South Australia$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing123,046183,811101,026155,598+22,019
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services286,982382,569291,206342,394-4,224
Wholesale Trade197,889203,076170,902177,255+26,988
Retail Trade65,99466,81161,18861,099+4,806
Accommodation and Food Services44,22847,94744,98549,692-756
Transport, Postal and Warehousing105,841103,889135,783130,157-29,942
Information Media and Telecommunications167,390177,577153,299143,353+14,091
Financial and Insurance Services361,836334,779355,833332,471+6,002
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services188,586244,873162,402209,617+26,184
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services95,780105,29395,068101,073+712
Administrative and Support Services97,530101,26699,588107,323-2,058
Public Administration and Safety258,185118,247217,091106,054+41,093
Education and Training84,00187,50785,78489,911-1,783
Health Care and Social Assistance81,03192,53374,25176,309+6,780
Arts and Recreation Services47,69055,64749,48958,609-1,800
Other Services62,64361,06264,95367,655-2,310
Total worker productivity120,107112,619115,345111,024+4,761

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 Salisbury in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($361,836)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($286,982)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($258,185)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia were for $334,779 in Financial and Insurance Services; $382,569 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $118,247 in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($123,046 compared to $183,811)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($161,865 compared to $233,828)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($286,982 compared to $382,569)
  • A higher worker productivity in Public Administration and Safety ($258,185 compared to $118,247)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Salisbury increased by $4,761 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$41,093)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$29,942)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$26,988)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$26,184)

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