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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 $671,496 per worker in 2018/19.

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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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Southern Downs Regional Council - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing126,356134,322150,809163,682-24,453
Mining282,559652,136214,944417,347+67,615
Manufacturing107,917118,88793,957121,779+13,960
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260,179347,106327,439295,706-67,261
Construction191,857110,177233,442161,969-41,585
Wholesale Trade138,599170,549109,046154,733+29,553
Retail Trade62,29157,24561,45358,459+838
Accommodation and Food Services51,14148,76448,87649,621+2,266
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,359133,05197,662126,373+696
Information Media and Telecommunications117,125154,55881,297122,230+35,827
Financial and Insurance Services397,433327,550294,435281,567+102,998
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services671,496229,165393,625193,231+277,871
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92,962124,94477,284110,397+15,678
Administrative and Support Services111,030137,66679,874107,780+31,155
Public Administration and Safety81,144104,30585,791107,727-4,647
Education and Training90,71172,42977,11176,533+13,600
Health Care and Social Assistance92,51479,76367,70163,817+24,813
Arts and Recreation Services55,77564,90948,66060,001+7,115
Other Services53,90569,65549,46860,950+4,437
Total worker productivity110,487119,879105,773116,328+4,714

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Southern Downs Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($671,496)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($397,433)
  • Mining ($282,559)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $229,165 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services and $652,136 in Mining.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Construction ($191,857 compared to $110,177)
  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($260,179 compared to $347,106)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($282,559 compared to $652,136)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($671,496 compared to $229,165)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Southern Downs Regional Council increased by $4,714 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Southern Downs Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$277,871)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$102,998)
  • Mining (+$67,615)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$67,261)

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