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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 3,921 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,92112.45.53,90812.85.2+13
Mining4891.61.66052.02.2-116
Manufacturing2,6238.310.02,6278.610.5-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3361.11.53411.11.5-5
Construction3,1229.99.02,8539.39.2+269
Wholesale Trade6121.93.08392.73.9-227
Retail Trade3,45711.09.63,42011.29.4+36
Accommodation and Food Services2,3187.44.92,4317.95.3-113
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2123.85.61,0793.55.0+133
Information Media and Telecommunications2140.71.63131.01.7-100
Financial and Insurance Services3731.22.63761.23.0-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6162.01.75791.91.5+36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4834.76.21,4454.76.6+38
Administrative and Support Services1,0553.33.39012.92.9+154
Public Administration and Safety1,2974.17.11,4104.66.9-112
Education and Training2,5808.27.52,4928.18.0+88
Health Care and Social Assistance3,77412.013.73,04910.011.7+725
Arts and Recreation Services6752.11.56972.31.5-22
Other Services1,3464.34.11,2514.14.0+95

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 5.5% Mining, South Australia: 1.6% Manufacturing, South Australia: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.5% Construction, South Australia: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, South Australia: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.5% Other Services, South Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 12.4% Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.6% Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.1% Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.1% Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.1% Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +13 Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -116 Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -5 Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +269 Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -227 Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +36 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -113 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +133 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -100 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +36 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +38 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +154 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -112 Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +88 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +725 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -22 Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +95
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,921 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,774 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,457 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,152 people in total or 35.4% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 5.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.6% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (12.0% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island increased by 886 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+725 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+269 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-227 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+154 full-time equivalent local workers)

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