Wagga Wagga City

Worker productivity

In Wagga Wagga City, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $260,316 per worker in 2020/21.

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
Wagga Wagga City - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing149,428126,010128,167128,939+21,261
Mining234,629313,756145,676388,707+88,954
Manufacturing99,762126,338114,467132,226-14,705
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services242,026289,385267,163307,268-25,137
Construction92,979123,340102,113130,406-9,134
Wholesale Trade181,076203,110151,496191,430+29,580
Retail Trade62,23273,07058,01867,318+4,214
Accommodation and Food Services42,91451,54146,39354,231-3,479
Transport, Postal and Warehousing100,058133,802131,271163,183-31,214
Information Media and Telecommunications124,397215,36998,486184,690+25,911
Financial and Insurance Services234,494321,100249,867335,400-15,373
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260,316350,307246,561312,010+13,755
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services100,414135,76496,064131,614+4,349
Administrative and Support Services105,217168,805104,286169,683+931
Public Administration and Safety154,623118,640156,659117,169-2,036
Education and Training102,80686,450103,43588,069-629
Health Care and Social Assistance78,78282,48666,63770,510+12,144
Arts and Recreation Services35,82066,20449,29371,413-13,472
Other Services63,61166,35261,97971,551+1,632
Total worker productivity101,871127,679102,382128,161-511

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Wagga Wagga City in 2020/21 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($260,316)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($242,026)
  • Mining ($234,629)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $350,307 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $289,385 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and $313,756 in Mining.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($234,629 compared to $313,756)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($234,494 compared to $321,100)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($260,316 compared to $350,307)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($124,397 compared to $215,369)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Wagga Wagga City decreased by -511 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$88,954)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$31,214)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$29,580)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$25,911)

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