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Worker productivity

In the Southern Downs Regional Council, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $632,430 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
Southern Downs Regional Council - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing122,962133,993143,647155,601-20,685
Mining386,846348,942116,552211,718+270,293
Manufacturing97,051122,059100,058116,584-3,006
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250,009336,802286,890265,942-36,881
Construction178,719105,925186,328138,244-7,609
Wholesale Trade143,965186,074104,753152,908+39,212
Retail Trade68,01558,51358,32757,307+9,687
Accommodation and Food Services48,17944,22945,94948,684+2,230
Transport, Postal and Warehousing104,048117,212105,040134,347-992
Information Media and Telecommunications130,219158,55995,760121,424+34,459
Financial and Insurance Services311,591331,676290,357287,336+21,234
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services632,430206,269211,617171,964+420,813
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services93,667119,50175,497109,103+18,170
Administrative and Support Services92,060112,70472,614102,442+19,447
Public Administration and Safety92,235111,40380,184103,330+12,051
Education and Training72,99164,65068,84171,745+4,151
Health Care and Social Assistance84,94871,42265,42064,581+19,528
Arts and Recreation Services40,61361,00557,71157,766-17,098
Other Services45,69360,77948,91162,033-3,218

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, Queensland: $133,993 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,059 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,802 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,074 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,513 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,229 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $117,212 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,676 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,269 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,501 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,704 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,403 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,650 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,422 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,005 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council: $122,962 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: $386,846 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: $97,051 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $250,009 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: $178,719 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: $143,965 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: $68,015 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $48,179 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: $104,048 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: $130,219 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $311,591 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $632,430 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $93,667 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $92,060 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: $92,235 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: $72,991 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: $84,948 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $40,613 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $45,693
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, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$20,685 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$270,293 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$3,006 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$36,881 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$7,609 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$39,212 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$9,687 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$2,230 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$992 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$34,459 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$21,234 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$420,813 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$18,170 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$19,447 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$12,051 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$4,151 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$19,528 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$17,098 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$3,218
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 Southern Downs Regional Council in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($632,430)
  • Mining ($386,846)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($311,591)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $206,269 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $348,942 in Mining; and $331,676 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($632,430 compared to $206,269)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($178,719 compared to $105,925)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($250,009 compared to $336,802)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($143,965 compared to $186,074)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Southern Downs Regional Council increased by $4,820 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Southern Downs Regional Council were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$420,813)
  • Mining (+$270,293)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$39,212)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$36,881)

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