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Light Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Light Regional Council, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,278 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Light Regional Council. 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 BGLAP Region 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 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.

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
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 Fishing94616.516.187017.915.3+76
Mining801.43.9631.34.6+17
Manufacturing1,27822.310.01,02921.210.9+249
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.61.2190.41.4+17
Construction5399.47.43868.06.6+153
Wholesale Trade1292.32.51653.43.1-36
Retail Trade2784.910.42114.310.4+67
Accommodation and Food Services2995.26.72645.47.0+36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2394.23.82835.84.4-44
Information Media and Telecommunications681.20.8501.01.0+18
Financial and Insurance Services120.21.2220.51.4-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services380.71.1330.71.2+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2013.52.31663.42.3+35
Administrative and Support Services1863.23.21062.23.1+80
Public Administration and Safety1412.54.51092.24.4+33
Education and Training70012.28.057511.87.1+125
Health Care and Social Assistance3355.812.22906.011.0+45
Arts and Recreation Services470.81.2631.31.2-16
Other Services1833.23.51483.13.7+35

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 (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 16.1% Mining, Regional SA: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Construction, Regional SA: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.5% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional SA: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: 16.5% Mining, Light Regional Council: 1.4% Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: 22.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: 0.6% Construction, Light Regional Council: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: 2.3% Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: 1.2% 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: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: 2.5% Education and Training, Light Regional Council: 12.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: 0.8% Other Services, Light Regional Council: 3.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: +76 Mining, Light Regional Council: +17 Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: +249 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: +17 Construction, Light Regional Council: +153 Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: -36 Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: +67 Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: +36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: -44 Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: +18 Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: +35 Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: +80 Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: +33 Education and Training, Light Regional Council: +125 Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: +45 Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: -16 Other Services, Light Regional Council: +35
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 local workers in Light Regional Council in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,278 people or 22.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (946 people or 16.5%)
  • Education and Training (700 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,924 people in total or 51.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 10.0% in Manufacturing; 16.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 8.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (22.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (4.9% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Light Regional Council increased by 883 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Light Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+249 local workers)
  • Construction (+153 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+125 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+80 local workers)

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