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Worker productivity

In Toowoomba, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $473,111 per worker in 2017/18.

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
Toowoomba - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Australia $$Australia $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing137,164134,798161,591143,760-24,428
Mining473,111425,390173,441313,907+299,669
Manufacturing108,411117,45598,102110,356+10,309
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services354,546302,287268,969272,018+85,577
Construction117,599110,952126,953126,826-9,354
Wholesale Trade165,319194,677140,857146,120+24,462
Retail Trade66,10960,46157,43258,204+8,677
Accommodation and Food Services45,31947,06845,43747,661-118
Transport, Postal and Warehousing98,140135,941112,763135,763-14,623
Information Media and Telecommunications142,946211,637106,286159,110+36,660
Financial and Insurance Services317,857337,216279,549299,960+38,308
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services192,454247,063168,447209,241+24,007
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services114,073123,48596,935118,862+17,137
Administrative and Support Services87,792127,98880,023123,221+7,769
Public Administration and Safety112,812113,321108,117109,618+4,694
Education and Training72,23870,99575,08078,677-2,842
Health Care and Social Assistance70,36874,76363,63072,330+6,737
Arts and Recreation Services45,14364,68251,39863,328-6,255
Other Services58,48959,18657,77161,962+718

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Productivity per worker (annual) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Australia: $134,798 Mining, Australia: $425,390 Manufacturing, Australia: $117,455 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Australia: $302,287 Construction, Australia: $110,952 Wholesale Trade, Australia: $194,677 Retail Trade, Australia: $60,461 Accommodation and Food Services, Australia: $47,068 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Australia: $135,941 Information Media and Telecommunications, Australia: $211,637 Financial and Insurance Services, Australia: $337,216 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Australia: $247,063 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Australia: $123,485 Administrative and Support Services, Australia: $127,988 Public Administration and Safety, Australia: $113,321 Education and Training, Australia: $70,995 Health Care and Social Assistance, Australia: $74,763 Arts and Recreation Services, Australia: $64,682 Other Services, Australia: $59,186 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Toowoomba: $137,164 Mining, Toowoomba: $473,111 Manufacturing, Toowoomba: $108,411 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba: $354,546 Construction, Toowoomba: $117,599 Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba: $165,319 Retail Trade, Toowoomba: $66,109 Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba: $45,319 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba: $98,140 Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba: $142,946 Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba: $317,857 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba: $192,454 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba: $114,073 Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba: $87,792 Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba: $112,812 Education and Training, Toowoomba: $72,238 Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba: $70,368 Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba: $45,143 Other Services, Toowoomba: $58,489
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in productivity per worker (annual) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Toowoomba: -$24,428 Mining, Toowoomba: +$299,669 Manufacturing, Toowoomba: +$10,309 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba: +$85,577 Construction, Toowoomba: -$9,354 Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba: +$24,462 Retail Trade, Toowoomba: +$8,677 Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba: -$118 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba: -$14,623 Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba: +$36,660 Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba: +$38,308 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba: +$24,007 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba: +$17,137 Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba: +$7,769 Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba: +$4,694 Education and Training, Toowoomba: -$2,842 Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba: +$6,737 Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba: -$6,255 Other Services, Toowoomba: +$718
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the worker productivity by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($473,111)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($354,546)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($317,857)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Australia were for $425,390 in Mining; $302,287 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and $337,216 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Toowoomba and Australia were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($354,546 compared to $302,287)
  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($473,111 compared to $425,390)
  • Lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($142,946 compared to $211,637)
  • Lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($192,454 compared to $247,063)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Toowoomba increased by $10,430 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Toowoomba were for:

  • Mining (+$299,669)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$85,577)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$38,308)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$36,660)

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