City of South Perth

Worker productivity

In the City of South Perth, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest productivity by industry, generating $465,434 per worker in 2022/23.

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 South Perth - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing465,434340,039233,971186,680+231,463
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services193,870247,077187,472237,656+6,398
Wholesale Trade187,016237,026159,144197,047+27,872
Retail Trade80,30882,18973,47673,040+6,832
Accommodation and Food Services59,47457,43851,77253,951+7,702
Transport, Postal and Warehousing116,225173,715140,366173,023-24,140
Information Media and Telecommunications143,318193,892127,140163,340+16,178
Financial and Insurance Services298,105365,397274,622343,175+23,483
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services318,025293,767283,821253,569+34,204
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services159,055154,540170,783165,389-11,728
Administrative and Support Services207,417193,608140,313147,049+67,104
Public Administration and Safety126,314124,785118,781118,813+7,533
Education and Training79,96884,71576,72981,087+3,239
Health Care and Social Assistance103,04594,33697,30291,304+5,743
Arts and Recreation Services49,73861,12445,72549,407+4,013
Other Services88,48792,08476,27778,567+12,210
Total worker productivity133,410251,431126,911247,582+6,499

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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 South Perth in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($465,434)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($318,025)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($298,105)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $340,039 in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; $293,767 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $365,397 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($298,105 compared to $365,397)
  • A lower worker productivity in Manufacturing ($107,057 compared to $184,158)
  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($465,434 compared to $340,039)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($276,853 compared to $1,276,323)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of South Perth increased by $6,499 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of South Perth were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$231,463)
  • Mining (-$94,622)
  • Construction (-$70,501)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$67,104)

City of South Perth

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