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Worker productivity

In the South West RED Region, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $916,276 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.

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
South West RED Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$Queensland $$Queensland $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing142,206134,322172,922163,682-30,716
Mining916,276652,136113,034417,347+803,242
Manufacturing86,982118,88790,802121,779-3,820
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190,119347,106113,593295,706+76,526
Construction115,704110,177225,947161,969-110,244
Wholesale Trade157,548170,549136,741154,733+20,807
Retail Trade58,59257,24556,37658,459+2,217
Accommodation and Food Services54,00548,76451,92849,621+2,077
Transport, Postal and Warehousing99,369133,05193,725126,373+5,643
Information Media and Telecommunications152,697154,55894,527122,230+58,170
Financial and Insurance Services378,368327,550276,335281,567+102,033
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services126,655229,165134,405193,231-7,750
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services80,044124,94477,621110,397+2,422
Administrative and Support Services87,594137,66673,425107,780+14,169
Public Administration and Safety84,596104,30583,132107,727+1,464
Education and Training63,67072,42962,82876,533+842
Health Care and Social Assistance80,32879,76359,93963,817+20,389
Arts and Recreation Services63,74764,90958,94660,001+4,801
Other Services63,56269,65558,01960,950+5,542

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

Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: $134,322 Mining, Queensland: $652,136 Manufacturing, Queensland: $118,887 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: $347,106 Construction, Queensland: $110,177 Wholesale Trade, Queensland: $170,549 Retail Trade, Queensland: $57,245 Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: $48,764 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: $133,051 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: $154,558 Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: $327,550 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: $229,165 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: $124,944 Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: $137,666 Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: $104,305 Education and Training, Queensland: $72,429 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: $79,763 Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: $64,909 Other Services, Queensland: $69,655 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South West RED Region: $142,206 Mining, South West RED Region: $916,276 Manufacturing, South West RED Region: $86,982 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: $190,119 Construction, South West RED Region: $115,704 Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: $157,548 Retail Trade, South West RED Region: $58,592 Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: $54,005 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: $99,369 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: $152,697 Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: $378,368 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: $126,655 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: $80,044 Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: $87,594 Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: $84,596 Education and Training, South West RED Region: $63,670 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: $80,328 Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: $63,747 Other Services, South West RED Region: $63,562
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South West RED Region: -$30,716 Mining, South West RED Region: +$803,242 Manufacturing, South West RED Region: -$3,820 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: +$76,526 Construction, South West RED Region: -$110,244 Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: +$20,807 Retail Trade, South West RED Region: +$2,217 Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: +$2,077 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: +$5,643 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: +$58,170 Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: +$102,033 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: -$7,750 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: +$2,422 Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: +$14,169 Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: +$1,464 Education and Training, South West RED Region: +$842 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: +$20,389 Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: +$4,801 Other Services, South West RED Region: +$5,542
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in South West RED Region in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($916,276)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($378,368)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($190,119)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland were for $652,136 in Mining; $327,550 in Financial and Insurance Services; and $347,106 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($916,276 compared to $652,136)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($378,368 compared to $327,550)
  • Lower worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($190,119 compared to $347,106)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($126,655 compared to $229,165)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the South West RED Region increased by $46,216 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the South West RED Region were for:

  • Mining (+$803,242)
  • Construction (-$110,244)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$102,033)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$76,526)

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