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Worker productivity

In the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $566,102 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$New South Wales $$New South Wales $2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing143,19781,269204,537137,023-61,340
Mining521,797474,745117,656441,734+404,142
Manufacturing139,618114,397130,869116,351+8,749
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services418,199286,313385,604310,790+32,595
Construction125,448108,814146,782122,014-21,334
Wholesale Trade214,529163,631164,630135,718+49,899
Retail Trade65,36461,22673,62162,590-8,257
Accommodation and Food Services65,45355,12961,88751,050+3,566
Transport, Postal and Warehousing172,480140,867202,446145,015-29,966
Information Media and Telecommunications221,704214,929161,429183,783+60,275
Financial and Insurance Services395,397344,141374,320331,307+21,077
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services566,102359,041390,160273,572+175,942
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services147,575129,790136,221129,595+11,355
Administrative and Support Services214,768169,417178,816155,017+35,952
Public Administration and Safety145,492112,323134,445114,150+11,047
Education and Training88,35976,71892,06576,253-3,706
Health Care and Social Assistance80,92476,27779,86070,586+1,065
Arts and Recreation Services76,74769,68073,09868,946+3,649
Other Services83,06870,63377,90268,000+5,166

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, New South Wales: $81,269 Mining, New South Wales: $474,745 Manufacturing, New South Wales: $114,397 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: $286,313 Construction, New South Wales: $108,814 Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: $163,631 Retail Trade, New South Wales: $61,226 Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: $55,129 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: $140,867 Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: $214,929 Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: $344,141 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: $359,041 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: $129,790 Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: $169,417 Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: $112,323 Education and Training, New South Wales: $76,718 Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: $76,277 Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: $69,680 Other Services, New South Wales: $70,633 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $143,197 Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $521,797 Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $139,618 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $418,199 Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $125,448 Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $214,529 Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $65,364 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $65,453 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $172,480 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $221,704 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $395,397 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $566,102 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $147,575 Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $214,768 Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $145,492 Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $88,359 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $80,924 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $76,747 Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: $83,068
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$61,340 Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$404,142 Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$8,749 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$32,595 Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$21,334 Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$49,899 Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$8,257 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$3,566 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$29,966 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$60,275 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$21,077 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$175,942 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$11,355 Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$35,952 Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$11,047 Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$3,706 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,065 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$3,649 Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$5,166
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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($566,102)
  • Mining ($521,797)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($418,199)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $359,041 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $474,745 in Mining; and $286,313 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($566,102 compared to $359,041)
  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($418,199 compared to $286,313)
  • Higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($143,197 compared to $81,269)
  • Higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($395,397 compared to $344,141)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by $1,805 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for:

  • Mining (+$404,142)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$175,942)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$61,340)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$60,275)

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