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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,831 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in RDA BGLAP Region. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains'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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
RDA BGLAP Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,7369.83.82,89811.34.5-163
Mining1640.61.61460.61.7+18
Manufacturing4,83117.49.54,49617.59.2+335
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1690.61.41150.41.4+54
Construction2,0487.48.41,9987.87.9+50
Wholesale Trade5181.93.25282.13.1-10
Retail Trade3,35712.110.22,77010.810.8+587
Accommodation and Food Services2,0127.26.31,9727.76.5+40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9783.54.69483.74.5+30
Information Media and Telecommunications2410.91.72050.81.5+35
Financial and Insurance Services3821.42.73051.22.8+77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2370.91.32420.91.3-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0603.86.58843.45.9+176
Administrative and Support Services1,3885.03.81,1554.53.5+233
Public Administration and Safety7842.86.76862.77.0+98
Education and Training2,4388.88.32,2248.78.5+214
Health Care and Social Assistance3,06411.014.52,81411.014.4+250
Arts and Recreation Services3581.31.53081.21.5+50
Other Services1,0563.83.89603.74.0+96

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 3.8% Mining, South Australia: 1.6% Manufacturing, South Australia: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.2% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 6.7% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.5% Other Services, South Australia: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: 9.8% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: 17.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.6% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.0% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.8% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.3% Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: -163 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: +18 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: +335 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +54 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +50 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -10 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +587 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +40 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: +30 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +35 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +77 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +176 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +233 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: +98 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: +214 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +250 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +50 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +96
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in RDA BGLAP Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,831 people or 17.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,357 people or 12.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,064 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,253 people in total or 40.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.5% in Manufacturing; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.8% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.0% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in RDA BGLAP Region increased by 2,166 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+587 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+335 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+250 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+233 local workers)

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