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Worker productivity

In the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $544,368 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing197,814115,122198,409132,941-594
Mining544,368439,804118,384425,893+425,984
Manufacturing136,284111,827130,091115,563+6,193
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services379,135291,016393,696317,550-14,561
Construction134,264116,653147,249122,435-12,985
Wholesale Trade196,182164,669164,164135,346+32,018
Retail Trade69,65161,03673,57462,551-3,923
Accommodation and Food Services66,29054,47162,65451,686+3,636
Transport, Postal and Warehousing162,257141,030212,250151,975-49,992
Information Media and Telecommunications203,766213,038163,079185,744+40,687
Financial and Insurance Services372,680341,088372,184329,370+496
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services507,756352,185386,339270,884+121,417
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services137,444133,342134,822128,305+2,622
Administrative and Support Services203,676174,052179,020155,196+24,657
Public Administration and Safety124,995110,752134,379114,081-9,384
Education and Training94,15377,82493,52877,476+625
Health Care and Social Assistance86,18675,57379,98270,685+6,204
Arts and Recreation Services74,19873,17273,35969,198+839
Other Services79,28866,68478,54568,608+743
Total worker productivity120,401123,498121,129121,465-728

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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($544,368)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($507,756)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($379,135)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $439,804 in Mining; $352,185 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $291,016 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($197,814 compared to $115,122)
  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($379,135 compared to $291,016)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($544,368 compared to $439,804)
  • A higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($507,756 compared to $352,185)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs decreased by -728 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 those employed in:

  • Mining (+$425,984)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$121,417)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$49,992)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$40,687)

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