Worker productivity very high

Carrie Smith and Ella Clark. Picture: Martin Kennealey d400638
Carrie Smith and Ella Clark. Picture: Martin Kennealey d400638

The National Economic Indicators Series report by Australasian data forecasting company .id, which provides a snapshot of each local economy’s contribution to the broader State economy, found Belmont’s worker productivity was at $155,239 per worker, out-ranking similar local governments.

Belmont also ranked eighth in WA for the highest contributor to the State’s gross regional product.

City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said the results were pleasing news for the area.

‘It is an excellent result considering we are up against the highly productive northern areas of the State that are heavily dependent on the mining and resources industry,’ Mr Marks said.

‘These results, combined with lower unemployment, increasing building approvals and a growing population, are a testament to the City’s strategic focus as the City of Opportunity.’

The annual report ranked the City of Perth as the number one most productive local government and Roebourne, near Karratha, as number two.