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City of Mount Gambier

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Mount Gambier, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,596 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 the City of Mount Gambier.

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 the City of Mount Gambier'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
City of Mount Gambier2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7466.55.39038.16.1-157
Mining190.21.9210.22.4-2
Manufacturing1,59613.99.61,34712.110.6+249
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1541.31.81061.01.5+47
Construction1,0329.09.81,13410.29.2-102
Wholesale Trade3913.43.44323.93.6-41
Retail Trade1,41812.48.91,49913.49.2-80
Accommodation and Food Services7216.35.56445.85.0+77
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6826.05.37386.65.4-56
Information Media and Telecommunications1181.01.41111.01.6+7
Financial and Insurance Services1931.72.52001.82.8-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1771.61.41341.21.5+43
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4103.66.83252.96.2+86
Administrative and Support Services2712.43.22552.32.9+16
Public Administration and Safety5474.86.85064.56.9+41
Education and Training9328.17.89108.27.9+22
Health Care and Social Assistance1,44812.713.31,29911.712.1+149
Arts and Recreation Services560.51.4770.71.3-21
Other Services5314.64.05034.54.0+28
Total industries11,443100.0100.011,143100.0100.0+300

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 the City of Mount Gambier in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,596 people or 13.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,448 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,418 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,463 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.6% in Manufacturing; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Mount Gambier and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.8% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Mount Gambier increased by increased by 300 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 the City of Mount Gambier were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+249 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+149 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+86 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+77 full-time equivalent local workers)

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