2018 & 2019 NSW Innovation and Productivity Scorecards

The 2018 and 2019 NSW Innovation and Productivity Scorecards provide two consecutive year snapshots of NSW’s innovation and productivity performance in comparison to other states and selected international economies.IPC scorecard cover

The Scorecard has evolved to now be in a Tableau format which can be downloaded as a pdf. The additional functionality of the new format allows for further comparisons between jurisdictions, for example on the “International Comparisons” page, as well as easy toggling between the 2018 and 2019 Scorecards for each page. I encourage you to explore the new functionality.

These unique scorecards provide internationally comparable data at the NSW level, which was published for the first time in 2018. Research has shown that innovation boosts productivity and productivity leads to economic growth. Understanding the connections between these factors and measuring how well NSW is performing over time are crucial in evaluating ways of improving both innovation and productivity.

In 2018 we saw, for the first time, how NSW’s support for innovation compares to that of Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, the US, the UK, Australia, and the Australian states of Victoria and Queensland. We now have the next iteration of the Scorecard for 2019. As the picture builds over time we will be able to track our performance and see where we improve and where we still have challenges. Where data is available, we can also compare ourselves against the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average and the US states of Georgia and California.

These Scorecards use both traditional data sources and new metrics that have only been made possible through recent advances in data science technology. These new metrics, created in collaboration with CSIRO’s Data61, provide contemporary measures of innovation. There remain standard innovation metrics that aren’t available at the state level.

View and download the 2018 and 2019 NSW Innovation and Productivity Scorecards