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Productivity Statistics: 1978-2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 March 2009
Highlights
  • Average annual labour productivity grew 1.3 percent over the 2000–08 period, compared with annual growth of 2.0 percent from 1978–2008.
 
  • Average annual multifactor productivity grew 0.6 percent over the 2000–08 period, compared with growth of 1.1 percent from 1978-2008.
  • Average annual capital productivity fell 0.4 percent over the 2000–08 period, compared with an annual fall of 0.5 percent from 1978–2008.
 
  • New in this release is a composition-adjusted productivity series, which accounts for differences in the skill composition of workers. From 1998–2008 composition-adjusted labour productivity averaged 1.2 percent growth annually.

Graph, Measured Sector Prod Indexes

 Cathryn Ashley-Jones 13 March 2009  
 Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0630 
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