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Light Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Light Regional Council, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,315 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 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 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
Light Regional Council2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing98819.621.397722.620.3+11
Mining771.54.6731.75.9+4
Manufacturing1,31526.011.589920.811.4+416
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.81.3180.41.3+20
Construction4849.68.03387.87.2+146
Wholesale Trade1252.52.71734.03.4-47
Retail Trade1983.98.71483.48.9+50
Accommodation and Food Services1683.34.61834.25.6-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2665.34.82836.54.7-17
Information Media and Telecommunications561.10.8400.90.8+16
Financial and Insurance Services90.21.0190.41.2-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services380.71.3280.61.2+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1583.12.21443.32.3+15
Administrative and Support Services1322.62.7781.82.4+53
Public Administration and Safety1202.44.4892.03.9+31
Education and Training4699.35.848011.16.3-10
Health Care and Social Assistance2294.59.81944.58.5+35
Arts and Recreation Services310.61.1461.11.1-15
Other Services1482.93.51212.83.4+27

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, Regional SA: 21.3% Mining, Regional SA: 4.6% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Construction, Regional SA: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.4% Education and Training, Regional SA: 5.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 9.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: 19.6% Mining, Light Regional Council: 1.5% Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: 26.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: 0.8% Construction, Light Regional Council: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: 2.5% Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: 3.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: 3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: 0.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: 2.4% Education and Training, Light Regional Council: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: 4.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: 0.6% Other Services, Light Regional Council: 2.9%
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, Light Regional Council: +11 Mining, Light Regional Council: +4 Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: +416 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: +20 Construction, Light Regional Council: +146 Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: -47 Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: +50 Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: -15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: -17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: +15 Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: +53 Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: +31 Education and Training, Light Regional Council: -10 Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: +35 Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: -15 Other Services, Light Regional Council: +27
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 Light Regional Council in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,315 full-time equivalent local workers or 26.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (988 full-time equivalent local workers or 19.6%)
  • Construction (484 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,788 people in total or 55.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 11.5% in Manufacturing; 21.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 8.0% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (26.0% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (9.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (3.9% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Light Regional Council increased by 720 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 Light Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+416 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+146 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+53 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+50 full-time equivalent local workers)

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