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Light Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Light Regional Council, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,529 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 Light Regional Council.

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 Light Regional Council'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
Light Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing95017.75.31,15125.16.1-201
Mining831.61.9962.12.4-12
Manufacturing1,52928.59.696921.110.6+559
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services330.61.8140.31.5+19
Construction4859.09.84239.29.2+62
Wholesale Trade1552.93.41373.03.6+18
Retail Trade2705.08.91363.09.2+134
Accommodation and Food Services2043.85.51824.05.0+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2134.05.32856.25.4-72
Information Media and Telecommunications390.71.4380.81.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services110.22.5150.32.8-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.51.4270.61.5-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1733.26.81443.16.2+30
Administrative and Support Services1272.43.2771.72.9+50
Public Administration and Safety1172.26.8902.06.9+26
Education and Training53910.07.846210.17.9+77
Health Care and Social Assistance2524.713.31984.312.1+54
Arts and Recreation Services250.51.4250.51.3+0
Other Services1392.64.01202.64.0+19
Total industries5,368100.0100.04,588100.0100.0+780

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 Light Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,529 people or 28.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (950 people or 17.7%)
  • Education and Training (539 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,018 people in total or 56.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.6% in Manufacturing; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 7.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (28.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.7% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Light Regional Council increased by increased by 780 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 Light Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+559 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+134 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+77 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+62 full-time equivalent local workers)

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