South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


36. Labour productivity:

Exceed Australia's average labour productivity growth rate through to 2020

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

The most recent data (2016-17) shows South Australia’s labour productivity growth rate at 3.6 percentage points below the Australian average since 2002-03 (the baseline year).

South Australia’s labour productivity has grown by 15.8% since 2002-03 (the baseline year), which is lower than the national growth rate of 19.4%.

“Labour productivity” is defined as the ratio of the value of output to worker hours.  It is calculated by dividing Gross State Product (for South Australia) or Gross Domestic Product (for Australia) by actual hours worked (seasonally adjusted).

Lead Agency

Department of State Development