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Worker productivity

In the City of South Perth, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $337,704 per worker in 2016/17.

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 prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$Western Australia $$Western Australia $2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing168,725159,561119,264134,167+49,461
Mining337,704653,731337,210419,598+493
Manufacturing114,777142,069110,604125,124+4,174
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services242,800263,397232,419272,266+10,381
Construction212,583147,872128,335226,234+84,248
Wholesale Trade212,464223,790191,893204,778+20,572
Retail Trade60,62163,41752,49758,275+8,124
Accommodation and Food Services53,38349,20551,89752,848+1,487
Transport, Postal and Warehousing137,460152,657146,350180,400-8,889
Information Media and Telecommunications153,945174,918137,945162,679+16,001
Financial and Insurance Services327,948346,614220,945255,554+107,002
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services301,930228,637253,139188,835+48,791
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services165,600133,135136,464135,195+29,136
Administrative and Support Services117,868134,913131,517143,154-13,649
Public Administration and Safety115,235124,01484,074110,847+31,161
Education and Training70,07873,13275,61284,717-5,534
Health Care and Social Assistance95,49085,71485,68078,072+9,810
Arts and Recreation Services78,10352,33165,17856,974+12,924
Other Services68,91060,98758,92764,241+9,984

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: $159,561 Mining, Western Australia: $653,731 Manufacturing, Western Australia: $142,069 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: $263,397 Construction, Western Australia: $147,872 Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: $223,790 Retail Trade, Western Australia: $63,417 Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: $49,205 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: $152,657 Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: $174,918 Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: $346,614 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: $228,637 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: $133,135 Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: $134,913 Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: $124,014 Education and Training, Western Australia: $73,132 Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: $85,714 Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: $52,331 Other Services, Western Australia: $60,987 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: $168,725 Mining, City of South Perth: $337,704 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: $114,777 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: $242,800 Construction, City of South Perth: $212,583 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: $212,464 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: $60,621 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: $53,383 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: $137,460 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: $153,945 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: $327,948 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: $301,930 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: $165,600 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: $117,868 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: $115,235 Education and Training, City of South Perth: $70,078 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: $95,490 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: $78,103 Other Services, City of South Perth: $68,910
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: +$49,461 Mining, City of South Perth: +$493 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: +$4,174 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +$10,381 Construction, City of South Perth: +$84,248 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: +$20,572 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: +$8,124 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: +$1,487 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: -$8,889 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +$16,001 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +$107,002 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: +$48,791 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: +$29,136 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: -$13,649 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: +$31,161 Education and Training, City of South Perth: -$5,534 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +$9,810 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +$12,924 Other Services, City of South Perth: +$9,984
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 2016/17 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($337,704)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($327,948)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($301,930)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $653,731 in Mining; $346,614 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $228,637 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 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($301,930 compared to $228,637)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($212,583 compared to $147,872)
  • Higher worker productivity in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($165,600 compared to $133,135)
  • Lower worker productivity in Mining ($337,704 compared to $653,731)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of South Perth increased by $14,398 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of South Perth were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$107,002)
  • Construction (+$84,248)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$49,461)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$48,791)

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