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Worker productivity

In the City of South Perth, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $373,748 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 Fishing183,557159,804177,259156,984+6,299
Mining373,748607,059380,690423,174-6,942
Manufacturing129,130157,189104,149124,981+24,982
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services228,539291,724222,312234,203+6,228
Construction252,444162,257152,347211,612+100,097
Wholesale Trade279,889270,733193,707192,253+86,182
Retail Trade58,89062,79054,30760,381+4,583
Accommodation and Food Services56,81253,70157,13656,066-324
Transport, Postal and Warehousing167,747183,846140,578166,061+27,169
Information Media and Telecommunications161,453211,847116,478141,188+44,975
Financial and Insurance Services367,574353,836244,183268,948+123,391
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services306,429238,481280,141208,851+26,288
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services164,312131,442161,267149,530+3,045
Administrative and Support Services119,025137,463126,336138,987-7,311
Public Administration and Safety106,685121,31783,943112,686+22,742
Education and Training68,87272,81769,93277,466-1,061
Health Care and Social Assistance93,64985,94082,14378,169+11,505
Arts and Recreation Services76,01850,46270,73053,989+5,288
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: $159,804 Mining, Western Australia: $607,059 Manufacturing, Western Australia: $157,189 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: $291,724 Construction, Western Australia: $162,257 Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: $270,733 Retail Trade, Western Australia: $62,790 Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: $53,701 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: $183,846 Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: $211,847 Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: $353,836 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: $238,481 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: $131,442 Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: $137,463 Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: $121,317 Education and Training, Western Australia: $72,817 Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: $85,940 Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: $50,462 Other Services, Western Australia: $62,126 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: $183,557 Mining, City of South Perth: $373,748 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: $129,130 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: $228,539 Construction, City of South Perth: $252,444 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: $279,889 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: $58,890 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: $56,812 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: $167,747 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: $161,453 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: $367,574 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: $306,429 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: $106,685 Education and Training, City of South Perth: $68,872 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: $93,649 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: $76,018 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: +$6,299 Mining, City of South Perth: -$6,942 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: +$24,982 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +$6,228 Construction, City of South Perth: +$100,097 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: +$86,182 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: +$4,583 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: -$324 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: +$27,169 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +$44,975 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +$123,391 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: +$26,288 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: +$22,742 Education and Training, City of South Perth: -$1,061 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +$11,505 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +$5,288 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 ($373,748)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($367,574)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($306,429)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $607,059 in Mining; $353,836 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $238,481 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 ($306,429 compared to $238,481)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($373,748 compared to $607,059)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($228,539 compared to $291,724)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of South Perth increased by $8,598 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 (+$123,391)
  • Construction (+$100,097)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$86,182)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$44,975)

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