City of South Perth

Worker productivity

In the City of South Perth, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $406,224 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 South Perth - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing233,427198,061202,366175,281+31,060
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services248,967234,208248,555310,303+413
Wholesale Trade171,253192,714169,080171,867+2,173
Retail Trade68,84172,72562,41466,176+6,427
Accommodation and Food Services55,29751,74057,37354,128-2,076
Transport, Postal and Warehousing243,347149,783153,999170,124+89,348
Information Media and Telecommunications210,254176,224134,351154,674+75,903
Financial and Insurance Services406,224345,150282,271325,020+123,953
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services317,403237,855303,725230,653+13,678
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services187,616148,548204,897164,379-17,281
Administrative and Support Services126,636147,018137,830153,245-11,194
Public Administration and Safety81,056116,25188,371122,385-7,316
Education and Training74,65378,40574,25079,345+403
Health Care and Social Assistance94,43994,42989,37782,189+5,062
Arts and Recreation Services85,31558,93475,79758,270+9,518
Other Services83,62488,02578,53871,037+5,086
Total worker productivity137,496209,232136,948204,459+548

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 South Perth in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($406,224)
  • Mining ($322,159)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($317,403)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $345,150 in Financial and Insurance Services; $1,120,845 in Mining and $237,855 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate 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 higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($317,403 compared to $237,855)
  • A higher worker productivity in Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($243,347 compared to $149,783)
  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($256,128 compared to $142,118)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($322,159 compared to $1,120,845)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of South Perth increased by $548 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$123,953)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$89,348)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$75,903)
  • Mining (-$73,360)

City of South Perth

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