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Worker productivity

In Toowoomba, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $654,837 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
Toowoomba - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Queensland$$Queensland$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing140,457134,322168,381163,682-27,924
Mining654,837652,136356,416417,347+298,421
Manufacturing107,011118,88795,803121,779+11,208
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services434,381347,106324,934295,706+109,447
Construction117,908110,177151,476161,969-33,568
Wholesale Trade168,866170,549140,110154,733+28,756
Retail Trade59,74157,24559,52958,459+212
Accommodation and Food Services51,51748,76448,19849,621+3,319
Transport, Postal and Warehousing119,861133,051114,399126,373+5,461
Information Media and Telecommunications141,467154,558119,237122,230+22,229
Financial and Insurance Services341,568327,550282,033281,567+59,536
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services206,823229,165162,642193,231+44,181
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services118,442124,944100,135110,397+18,307
Administrative and Support Services109,345137,66685,145107,780+24,200
Public Administration and Safety102,342104,305117,096107,727-14,754
Education and Training72,74572,42980,66376,533-7,918
Health Care and Social Assistance78,55779,76362,62963,817+15,928
Arts and Recreation Services66,17464,90964,95160,001+1,223
Other Services64,34869,65557,97360,950+6,375
Total worker productivity126,080119,879111,715116,328+14,365

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 Toowoomba in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($654,837)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($434,381)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($341,568)

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Toowoomba and Queensland were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($341,568 compared to $327,550)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($206,823 compared to $229,165)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($109,345 compared to $137,666)
  • A higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($434,381 compared to $347,106)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Toowoomba increased by $14,365 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Toowoomba were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$298,421)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$109,447)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$59,536)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$44,181)

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