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Australia's Productivity Performance

Productivity growth has been one of the primary drivers of increasing living standards for Australians. The more goods and services a society can produce with a given set of inputs, the greater the material standard of living of that society.

We’ve unpacked the latest ABS productivity data to enable you to learn about and keep up to date with the trends and new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.

Read our latest Productivity Insights

Productivity performance dashboard

Multifactor productivity performance

  • Below average
  • Typical
  • Above average

Labour productivity performance

  • Below average
  • Typical
  • Above average

Productivity performance dashboard (text version of above images)

Multifactor productivity performance

Multifactor productivity 2020-21 0.18%

Five year average 0.35%

Below average range -0.85% to -0.38%

Typical range -0.38% to 1.80%

Above average range 1.80% to 3.18%

Labour productivity performance

Labour productivity 2020-21 1.07%

Five year average 0.91%

Below average range -0.02% to 0.48%

Typical range 0.48% to 3.33%

Above average range 3.33% to 4.77%

Learn more about productivity

Select Commission works on Productivity

For those that share an interest in understanding and improving Australia's productivity performance, we have a broad range of publications for further research and analysis: