City of Swan

Worker productivity

In the City of Swan, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $352,120 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
City of Swan - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing214,607340,039108,398186,680+106,209
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services212,287247,077205,083237,656+7,204
Wholesale Trade241,740237,026200,472197,047+41,267
Retail Trade74,07882,18973,47973,040+599
Accommodation and Food Services51,29557,43848,24553,951+3,050
Transport, Postal and Warehousing151,722173,715143,915173,023+7,806
Information Media and Telecommunications229,354193,892177,219163,340+52,135
Financial and Insurance Services352,120365,397347,657343,175+4,464
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services277,746293,767241,656253,569+36,091
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services145,535154,540157,166165,389-11,631
Administrative and Support Services151,580193,608132,009147,049+19,570
Public Administration and Safety132,754124,785123,329118,813+9,425
Education and Training76,31084,71575,59981,087+710
Health Care and Social Assistance91,38394,33689,11291,304+2,271
Arts and Recreation Services53,63861,12441,95749,407+11,681
Other Services96,68292,08482,05478,567+14,628
Total worker productivity128,327251,431122,871247,582+5,457

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 the City of Swan in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($352,120)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($277,746)
  • Wholesale Trade ($241,740)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $365,397 in Financial and Insurance Services; $293,767 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $237,026 in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Swan and Western Australia were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($229,354 compared to $193,892)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($151,580 compared to $193,608)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($214,607 compared to $340,039)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($160,372 compared to $1,276,323)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Swan increased by $5,457 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of Swan were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$106,209)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$52,135)
  • Mining (-$51,692)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$41,267)

City of Swan

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