Wollondilly Shire

Worker productivity

In Wollondilly Shire, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest productivity by industry, generating $308,326 per worker in 2021/22.

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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Wollondilly Shire - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing123,127157,317125,732141,751-2,605
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services258,341262,942284,750309,367-26,409
Wholesale Trade219,517251,600209,835217,029+9,682
Retail Trade71,51277,93669,99173,402+1,521
Accommodation and Food Services46,95855,40745,52756,859+1,431
Transport, Postal and Warehousing146,670151,690128,846169,045+17,823
Information Media and Telecommunications236,181251,401135,603178,174+100,578
Financial and Insurance Services263,168309,708284,119347,253-20,951
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services308,326339,276285,298346,946+23,028
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services121,539148,444138,132135,438-16,592
Administrative and Support Services154,415208,223123,731172,218+30,685
Public Administration and Safety101,754120,29096,642121,475+5,113
Education and Training82,35293,05293,38992,458-11,037
Health Care and Social Assistance79,39482,51869,28373,006+10,110
Arts and Recreation Services38,00368,16248,21471,289-10,211
Other Services63,73461,75772,97875,067-9,244
Total worker productivity130,732135,745116,678131,581+14,055

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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 Wollondilly Shire in 2021/22 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($308,326)
  • Mining ($264,856)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($263,168)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $339,276 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; $220,377 in Mining and $309,708 in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A lower worker productivity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($123,127 compared to $157,317)
  • A higher worker productivity in Mining ($264,856 compared to $220,377)
  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($263,168 compared to $309,708)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($154,415 compared to $208,223)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Wollondilly Shire increased by $14,055 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Wollondilly Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+$111,621)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$100,578)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$30,685)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$26,409)

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