As of the term "ergonomic" it should be immediatly clear, that at least concerning mice and keyboards, the "improvement" is in the "health" (or the strain on it, e.g. RSI) of the user not on his or her productivity!
As noted before, due to the sub-optimal keyboard layout these days, there's not much you can do. Especially considering that you might not want to be unable to type anywhere (for your new employer, at a clients desk or in the hotel lobby business center), because they don't provide the other keyboard layout or a way to attach your beloved custom keyboard.
The only productivity improvement that I see in this regard and about which also studies were made, are those of proper chairs, desks (variable in height) and flexible monitor arms etc. (like those produced by the company "Ergotron"). I don't know which (monitor) company it was, but they made a study about how much large(r) [in inch-diameters] and or double-/multi- monitors will improve your productivity in regard to typical office work.
So, following up on this, it also depends on the type of work you (are expected to) do! Are you on the road much? Do you think, you can take those things with you? (I don't know about New Zealand, but if you go by train, it would be a bit of a hassle, it you go by car, ok.) Or are you just in your nerdy closed-door room ;) or a cubicle? What kind or work do you usually have to do, e.g. CAD vs. Excel? I think you won't be able to do CAD or similar without the keyboard, but sure I heard you're able to navigate around Excel just by keyboard! ;)
Thus the improvement in productivity from the "micro" perspective, would be in more speed through learning the keyboard shortcuts. But as said, more information would help, as I don't think you can seriously answer this question even if we'd assume you're a "white collar worker / office drone"! Because there are so many different kinds of office jobs. And many of the older folks rarely using their PC and still making loads of money (mostly using their pens, text markers and the phone) would declare you as crazy.
But luckily you're in the safe haven of "productivity.stackexchange". ;)