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Worker productivity

In the City of South Perth, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $373,747 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
City of South Perth - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Western Australia $$Western Australia $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing183,589159,835177,259156,984+6,331
Mining373,747607,059380,690423,174-6,943
Manufacturing129,132157,190104,149124,981+24,983
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services228,538291,722222,312234,203+6,226
Construction252,444162,257152,347211,612+100,097
Wholesale Trade279,895270,738193,707192,253+86,188
Retail Trade58,83962,77854,30760,381+4,532
Accommodation and Food Services56,73753,70057,13656,066-399
Transport, Postal and Warehousing169,509184,113140,578166,061+28,931
Information Media and Telecommunications161,453211,847116,478141,188+44,975
Financial and Insurance Services367,575353,837244,183268,948+123,392
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services306,437238,487280,141208,851+26,295
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services164,312131,443161,267149,530+3,045
Administrative and Support Services119,025137,463126,336138,987-7,311
Public Administration and Safety106,687121,31983,943112,686+22,744
Education and Training68,87472,81969,93277,466-1,058
Health Care and Social Assistance93,67585,96782,14378,169+11,531
Arts and Recreation Services76,02250,46270,73053,989+5,292
Other Services72,93262,12658,59460,621+14,339

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, Western Australia: $159,835 Mining, Western Australia: $607,059 Manufacturing, Western Australia: $157,190 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: $291,722 Construction, Western Australia: $162,257 Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: $270,738 Retail Trade, Western Australia: $62,778 Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: $53,700 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: $184,113 Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: $211,847 Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: $353,837 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: $238,487 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: $131,443 Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: $137,463 Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: $121,319 Education and Training, Western Australia: $72,819 Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: $85,967 Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: $50,462 Other Services, Western Australia: $62,126 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: $183,589 Mining, City of South Perth: $373,747 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: $129,132 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: $228,538 Construction, City of South Perth: $252,444 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: $279,895 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: $58,839 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: $56,737 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: $169,509 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: $161,453 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: $367,575 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: $306,437 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: $164,312 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: $119,025 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: $106,687 Education and Training, City of South Perth: $68,874 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: $93,675 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: $76,022 Other Services, City of South Perth: $72,932
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, City of South Perth: +$6,331 Mining, City of South Perth: -$6,943 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: +$24,983 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +$6,226 Construction, City of South Perth: +$100,097 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: +$86,188 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: +$4,532 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: -$399 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: +$28,931 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +$44,975 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +$123,392 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: +$26,295 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: +$3,045 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: -$7,311 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: +$22,744 Education and Training, City of South Perth: -$1,058 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +$11,531 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +$5,292 Other Services, City of South Perth: +$14,339
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 City of South Perth in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($373,747)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($367,575)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($306,437)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $607,059 in Mining; $353,837 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $238,487 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the City of South Perth and Western Australia were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($252,444 compared to $162,257)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($306,437 compared to $238,487)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($373,747 compared to $607,059)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($228,538 compared to $291,722)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of South Perth increased by $8,677 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of South Perth were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$123,392)
  • Construction (+$100,097)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$86,188)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$44,975)

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