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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 $632,414 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 Fishing122,936133,966143,647155,601-20,710
Mining386,846348,942116,552211,718+270,293
Manufacturing97,050122,058100,058116,584-3,007
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250,007336,804286,890265,942-36,883
Construction178,719105,925186,328138,244-7,609
Wholesale Trade143,962186,071104,753152,908+39,210
Retail Trade67,99758,49958,32757,307+9,669
Accommodation and Food Services48,15444,20745,94948,684+2,204
Transport, Postal and Warehousing103,631116,777105,040134,347-1,409
Information Media and Telecommunications130,219158,55995,760121,424+34,459
Financial and Insurance Services311,590331,675290,357287,336+21,233
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services632,414206,264211,617171,964+420,797
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services93,666119,50075,497109,103+18,169
Administrative and Support Services92,060112,70372,614102,442+19,446
Public Administration and Safety92,234111,40280,184103,330+12,050
Education and Training72,98964,64868,84171,745+4,148
Health Care and Social Assistance84,92271,40065,42064,581+19,502
Arts and Recreation Services40,61361,00657,71157,766-17,098
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: $133,966 Mining, Queensland: $348,942 Manufacturing, Queensland: $122,058 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $336,804 Construction, Queensland: $105,925 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $186,071 Retail Trade, Queensland: $58,499 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $44,207 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $116,777 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $158,559 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $331,675 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $206,264 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $119,500 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $112,703 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $111,402 Education and Training, Queensland: $64,648 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $71,400 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $61,006 Other Services, Queensland: $60,779 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council: $122,936 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: $386,846 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: $97,050 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $250,007 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: $178,719 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: $143,962 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: $67,997 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $48,154 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: $103,631 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: $130,219 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $311,590 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $632,414 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $93,666 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: $92,060 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: $92,234 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: $72,989 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: $84,922 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: -$20,710 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$270,293 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$3,007 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$36,883 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$7,609 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$39,210 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$9,669 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$2,204 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$1,409 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$34,459 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$21,233 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$420,797 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$18,169 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$19,446 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$12,050 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$4,148 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$19,502 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 ($632,414)
  • Mining ($386,846)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($311,590)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $206,264 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $348,942 in Mining; and $331,675 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 ($632,414 compared to $206,264)
  • Higher worker productivity in Construction ($178,719 compared to $105,925)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($250,007 compared to $336,804)
  • Lower worker productivity in Wholesale Trade ($143,962 compared to $186,071)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Southern Downs Regional Council increased by $4,783 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 (+$420,797)
  • Mining (+$270,293)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$39,210)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$36,883)

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