Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2010
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15.10 Multifactor Productivity of the Market sector(a)(b) - 1995-96 to 2007-08
Although MFP is the more comprehensive measure of productivity, the ABS also produces industry labour productivity indexes. Labour productivity is defined as gross value added per hour worked.
Graph 15.11 shows the average annual rate of growth in labour productivity for market sector industries over the period 1997-98 to 2007-08. Over this period, the average annual growth rate of labour productivity for all industries was 2%.
Most industries increased their labour productivity. Over the period 1997-98 to 2007-08, the industries with the highest average annual growth rates in labour productivity were Communication services (6%), Agriculture, forestry and fishing (4%) and Wholesale trade (3%). Negative growth was seen in the Electricity, gas and water supply (3%) and Mining (1%) industries.
15.11 Gross value added per hour worked(a), Market sector industries - 1997-98 to 2007-08
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