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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,780 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 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.

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 BGLAP Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,82612.55.52,74313.45.2+83
Mining1830.81.61640.82.2+19
Manufacturing4,78021.110.03,84418.810.5+936
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1770.81.51110.51.5+66
Construction1,6507.39.01,5707.79.2+80
Wholesale Trade4301.93.06073.03.9-177
Retail Trade2,31710.29.62,0289.99.4+290
Accommodation and Food Services1,0844.84.91,2736.25.3-190
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0664.75.69364.65.0+131
Information Media and Telecommunications2591.11.61550.81.7+104
Financial and Insurance Services2130.92.62621.33.0-48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2491.11.72181.11.5+31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6833.06.26883.46.6-4
Administrative and Support Services1,0044.43.37663.82.9+238
Public Administration and Safety6532.97.15482.76.9+104
Education and Training1,7167.67.51,7378.58.0-21
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1289.413.71,7718.711.7+357
Arts and Recreation Services2961.31.52771.41.5+19
Other Services8964.04.17313.64.0+165

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 BGLAP Region: 12.5% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.8% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: 21.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.8% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.9% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: 9.4% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.3% Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.0%
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 BGLAP Region: +83 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: +19 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: +936 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +66 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +80 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -177 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +290 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -190 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: +131 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +104 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -48 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +31 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -4 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +238 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: +104 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: -21 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +357 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +19 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +165
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 BGLAP Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,780 full-time equivalent local workers or 21.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,826 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (2,317 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 9,923 people in total or 43.9% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.0% in Manufacturing; 5.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 9.6% 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 (21.1% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.4% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in RDA BGLAP Region increased by 2,183 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 RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+936 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+357 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+290 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+238 full-time equivalent local workers)

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