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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,587 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,7449.84.02,77911.14.3-35
Mining1920.71.31840.71.7+8
Manufacturing4,58716.38.54,36917.59.5+219
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1870.71.41210.51.5+65
Construction1,9276.88.61,8657.58.2+61
Wholesale Trade5522.03.15792.33.3-27
Retail Trade3,85413.711.02,71810.910.8+1,136
Accommodation and Food Services2,1227.56.71,9067.66.4+216
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9653.44.59463.84.5+19
Information Media and Telecommunications2530.91.42421.01.7+12
Financial and Insurance Services3511.22.93091.22.9+42
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2120.81.22411.01.4-30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9043.25.97993.25.6+106
Administrative and Support Services1,2594.53.51,0924.43.5+166
Public Administration and Safety8142.97.36722.77.0+142
Education and Training2,5058.98.62,1538.68.3+352
Health Care and Social Assistance3,21811.414.52,69710.814.0+521
Arts and Recreation Services3521.21.43261.31.5+26
Other Services1,1404.14.19283.74.0+213

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

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.1% Retail Trade, South Australia: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.3% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: 9.8% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.7% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: 16.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.7% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.0% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 13.7% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.5% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.9% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.2% Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: -35 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: +8 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: +219 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +65 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +61 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -27 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +1,136 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +216 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: +19 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -30 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +106 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +166 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: +142 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: +352 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +521 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +26 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +213
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,587 people or 16.3%)
  • Retail Trade (3,854 people or 13.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,218 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,660 people in total or 41.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 11.0% 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 (16.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.4% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in RDA BGLAP Region increased by 3,212 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Retail Trade (+1,136 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+521 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+352 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+219 local workers)

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