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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Limestone Coast region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 7,601 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 Limestone Coast region.

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 Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region2018/192016/17Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2016/17 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,60126.55.37,51826.55.3+83
Mining860.31.9780.31.7+7
Manufacturing4,07114.29.63,96114.010.2+109
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3071.11.81880.71.6+119
Construction2,1667.69.82,0007.08.9+166
Wholesale Trade8623.03.48312.93.1+31
Retail Trade2,4748.68.92,7349.69.7-261
Accommodation and Food Services1,3944.95.51,2994.65.0+95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3214.65.31,4295.05.3-107
Information Media and Telecommunications2100.71.42200.81.4-10
Financial and Insurance Services3341.22.53331.22.7+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3171.11.42801.01.7+37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7702.76.86492.36.6+121
Administrative and Support Services4651.63.25572.03.4-92
Public Administration and Safety9893.56.81,0263.67.2-37
Education and Training1,7406.17.81,6365.87.6+104
Health Care and Social Assistance2,3738.313.32,4928.813.3-119
Arts and Recreation Services1490.51.41620.61.4-13
Other Services1,0313.64.01,0023.54.1+29

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2018/19
Employment (FTE) 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 5.3% Mining, South Australia: 1.9% Manufacturing, South Australia: 9.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.8% Construction, South Australia: 9.8% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.4% Retail Trade, South Australia: 8.9% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 6.8% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 6.8% Education and Training, South Australia: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: 26.5% Mining, Limestone Coast region: 0.3% Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: 14.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.1% Construction, Limestone Coast region: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: 3.0% Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: 8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: 3.5% Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: 6.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: 8.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.5% Other Services, Limestone Coast region: 3.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2016/17 to 2018/19
Change in employment (FTE), 2016/17 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: +83 Mining, Limestone Coast region: +7 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: +109 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: +119 Construction, Limestone Coast region: +166 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: +31 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: -261 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: +95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -107 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: -10 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: +37 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: +121 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -92 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: -37 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: +104 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: -119 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: -13 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: +29
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 full-time equivalent local workers in Limestone Coast region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7,601 full-time equivalent local workers or 26.5%)
  • Manufacturing (4,071 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,474 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 14,146 people in total or 49.4% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.6% in Manufacturing; and 8.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Limestone Coast region increased by 265 between 2016/17 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2018/19 in the Limestone Coast region were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-261 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+166 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+121 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+119 full-time equivalent local workers)

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