Sutherland Shire

Worker productivity

In Sutherland Shire, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $441,723 per worker in 2022/23.

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
Sutherland Shire - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing224,356191,575260,308161,954-35,952
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services243,649249,662265,598297,901-21,949
Wholesale Trade247,003225,655227,683215,895+19,320
Retail Trade67,39276,88668,74073,995-1,348
Accommodation and Food Services62,48066,62256,66760,423+5,813
Transport, Postal and Warehousing180,165163,703171,555165,179+8,610
Information Media and Telecommunications195,982291,762134,287181,504+61,696
Financial and Insurance Services275,463296,824295,746326,874-20,283
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services348,991345,826348,378348,067+613
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services134,559147,920125,823140,933+8,736
Administrative and Support Services194,303221,210163,976200,119+30,327
Public Administration and Safety113,487123,380113,224125,937+263
Education and Training80,23996,11677,51493,841+2,725
Health Care and Social Assistance79,59482,53273,63677,964+5,958
Arts and Recreation Services72,64271,84257,37669,545+15,266
Other Services64,55265,50773,71275,187-9,159
Total worker productivity109,399141,468107,392140,330+2,008

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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 Sutherland Shire in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($441,723)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($348,991)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($275,463)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $741,860 in Mining; $345,826 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $296,824 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Construction ($88,519 compared to $120,081)
  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($224,356 compared to $191,575)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($195,982 compared to $291,762)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($441,723 compared to $741,860)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Sutherland Shire increased by $2,008 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$61,696)
  • Mining (+$39,855)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$35,952)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$30,327)

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