RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,580 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 RDA BGLAP Region.

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 BGLAP Region'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
RDA BGLAP Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,87412.35.33,27515.46.1-401
Mining2200.91.92081.02.4+12
Manufacturing4,58019.69.64,25520.010.6+325
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1640.71.8990.51.5+65
Construction1,7607.69.81,6827.99.2+78
Wholesale Trade5232.23.45172.43.6+6
Retail Trade2,54510.98.91,9629.29.2+583
Accommodation and Food Services1,3255.75.51,2105.75.0+115
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9654.15.31,0024.75.4-38
Information Media and Telecommunications1750.81.41430.71.6+33
Financial and Insurance Services2341.02.52391.12.8-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1950.81.42111.01.5-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7473.26.86623.16.2+85
Administrative and Support Services9564.13.27323.42.9+224
Public Administration and Safety6362.76.85462.66.9+90
Education and Training1,8608.07.81,7028.07.9+158
Health Care and Social Assistance2,39010.313.31,8328.612.1+558
Arts and Recreation Services2581.11.42361.11.3+22
Other Services9023.94.07423.54.0+161
Total industries23,309100.0100.021,252100.0100.0+2,057

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in RDA BGLAP Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,580 people or 19.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,874 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,545 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,998 people in total or 42.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.6% in Manufacturing; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (19.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.7% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in RDA BGLAP Region increased by increased by 2,057 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+583 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+558 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+325 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+224 full-time equivalent local workers)

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