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Industry Productivity Statistics: 1978–2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 April 2013
Key facts

In the March 2011 year, labour productivity for the measured sector grew 0.4 percent. The two industries showing the highest labour productivity growth were:

  • wholesale trade – up 5.8 percent
  • arts and recreational services – up 3.6 percent.

Labour productivity

For 2008–11, key movements in annual average labour productivity were:

  • information media and telecommunication services – up 4.3 percent
  • financial and insurance services – up 2.7 percent
  • agriculture, forestry, and fishing – up 2.2 percent
  • administrative and support services – down 5.2 percent
  • mining – down 3.7 percent
  • electricity, gas, water, and waste services – down 2.5 percent.

The total measured sector rose 0.5 percent.

Multifactor productivity

For 2008–11, key movements in annual average multifactor productivity were:

  • mining – down 7.1 percent
  • administrative and support services – down 5.9 percent
  • electricity, gas, water, and waste services – down 3.3 percent
  • agriculture, forestry, and fishing – up 1.9 percent
  • other services – up 1.1 percent.

The total measured sector fell 0.9 percent.

 Graph, Labour and multifactor productivity, average annual percentage change, 2008 to 2011.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

11 April 2013
ISSN 2230-360X

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