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Worker productivity

In Waverley Council area, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $533,948 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
Waverley Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$Greater Sydney $$Greater Sydney $2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing123,182107,137110,003129,848+13,179
Mining332,845283,06582,427172,511+250,418
Manufacturing154,027128,836127,548121,099+26,479
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services533,948313,926417,047335,213+116,901
Construction66,67796,57293,46495,489-26,787
Wholesale Trade229,965194,832161,739142,833+68,226
Retail Trade72,93866,67370,69765,175+2,241
Accommodation and Food Services62,42654,79762,34953,623+77
Transport, Postal and Warehousing110,825155,506115,044155,783-4,219
Information Media and Telecommunications200,251240,310150,846186,401+49,405
Financial and Insurance Services386,406360,188357,565327,465+28,841
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services430,790319,889347,742268,958+83,048
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services138,274135,973134,359130,460+3,915
Administrative and Support Services211,475166,361186,720160,429+24,756
Public Administration and Safety106,537117,030101,238114,852+5,298
Education and Training59,88974,32163,28680,135-3,397
Health Care and Social Assistance71,19266,97374,97871,598-3,785
Arts and Recreation Services73,67073,05267,00266,890+6,668
Other Services78,07163,75173,03067,142+5,041

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, Greater Sydney: $107,137 Mining, Greater Sydney: $283,065 Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: $128,836 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: $313,926 Construction, Greater Sydney: $96,572 Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: $194,832 Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: $66,673 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: $54,797 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: $155,506 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: $240,310 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: $360,188 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: $319,889 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: $135,973 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: $166,361 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: $117,030 Education and Training, Greater Sydney: $74,321 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: $66,973 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: $73,052 Other Services, Greater Sydney: $63,751 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: $123,182 Mining, Waverley Council area: $332,845 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: $154,027 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: $533,948 Construction, Waverley Council area: $66,677 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: $229,965 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: $72,938 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: $62,426 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: $110,825 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: $200,251 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: $386,406 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: $430,790 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: $138,274 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: $211,475 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: $106,537 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: $59,889 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: $71,192 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: $73,670 Other Services, Waverley Council area: $78,071
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, Waverley Council area: +$13,179 Mining, Waverley Council area: +$250,418 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: +$26,479 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +$116,901 Construction, Waverley Council area: -$26,787 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: +$68,226 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: +$2,241 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: +$77 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: -$4,219 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: +$49,405 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +$28,841 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: +$83,048 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +$3,915 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: +$24,756 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +$5,298 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: -$3,397 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: -$3,785 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: +$6,668 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +$5,041
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 Waverley Council area in 2017/18 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($533,948)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($430,790)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($386,406)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Sydney were for $313,926 in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; $319,889 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and $360,188 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between worker productivity by industries in Waverley Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • Higher worker productivity in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($533,948 compared to $313,926)
  • Higher worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($430,790 compared to $319,889)
  • Higher worker productivity in Mining ($332,845 compared to $283,065)
  • Higher worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($211,475 compared to $166,361)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Waverley Council area increased by $1,584 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$250,418)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$116,901)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$83,048)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$68,226)

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