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South West RED Region

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. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
South West RED Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 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
Total worker productivity165,884119,879119,668116,328+46,216

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the 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 the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the South West RED Region and Queensland were:

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

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 those employed in:

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

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