City of Swan

Worker productivity

In the City of Swan, Financial and Insurance Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $324,441 per worker in 2021/22.

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 prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing155,131262,064107,254177,293+47,877
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services211,743248,484226,647280,347-14,905
Wholesale Trade239,092220,594192,652182,300+46,440
Retail Trade80,23181,05070,59771,159+9,634
Accommodation and Food Services50,41651,38352,43153,929-2,016
Transport, Postal and Warehousing134,661154,101152,723178,698-18,062
Information Media and Telecommunications229,299189,571157,927147,435+71,373
Financial and Insurance Services324,441341,224338,193325,875-13,752
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services256,893281,403220,814240,692+36,079
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services143,514152,937146,902156,424-3,389
Administrative and Support Services151,175182,296139,139147,736+12,036
Public Administration and Safety119,222109,922129,394122,121-10,172
Education and Training72,13681,62276,64582,797-4,509
Health Care and Social Assistance86,96389,88283,94486,099+3,019
Arts and Recreation Services47,79859,53441,50952,188+6,289
Other Services89,22288,05179,16074,479+10,062
Total worker productivity127,248234,813123,635232,827+3,614

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©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 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($324,441)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($256,893)
  • Mining ($248,725)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $341,224 in Financial and Insurance Services; $281,403 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $1,244,898 in Mining.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($211,743 compared to $248,484)
  • A higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($229,299 compared to $189,571)
  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($155,131 compared to $262,064)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($248,725 compared to $1,244,898)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the City of Swan increased by $3,614 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Swan were for those employed in:

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$71,373)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$47,877)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$46,440)
  • Mining (-$37,056)

City of Swan

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