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Limestone Coast region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Limestone Coast region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 6,862 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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 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.

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
Limestone Coast region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6,86221.14.25,72118.14.0+1,141
Mining950.31.3860.31.6+9
Manufacturing3,75311.58.44,40613.99.9-653
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2610.81.22780.91.5-16
Construction2,1256.58.01,9816.38.3+145
Wholesale Trade9332.92.71,1663.73.5-233
Retail Trade3,68811.310.83,71411.710.8-26
Accommodation and Food Services2,0626.36.72,1266.76.4-64
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3444.14.41,4114.54.4-67
Information Media and Telecommunications2590.81.43581.11.7-99
Financial and Insurance Services4691.42.75191.63.0-50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3671.11.44041.31.4-37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7872.45.67472.45.6+40
Administrative and Support Services7832.43.77932.53.5-10
Public Administration and Safety1,2743.97.01,1463.67.0+128
Education and Training2,3577.29.12,1056.78.2+252
Health Care and Social Assistance3,62611.115.73,1159.813.6+511
Arts and Recreation Services2550.81.63241.01.5-69
Other Services1,2353.84.01,2453.94.0-10

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.2% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.7% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.0% Education and Training, South Australia: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 15.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.6% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: 21.1% Mining, Limestone Coast region: 0.3% Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Construction, Limestone Coast region: 6.5% Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: 2.9% Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: 3.9% Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Other Services, Limestone Coast region: 3.8%
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, Limestone Coast region: +1,141 Mining, Limestone Coast region: +9 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: -653 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: -16 Construction, Limestone Coast region: +145 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: -233 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: -26 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: -64 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -67 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: -99 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: -50 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: -37 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: +40 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: +128 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: +252 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: +511 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: -69 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: -10
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 Limestone Coast region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6,862 people or 21.1%)
  • Manufacturing (3,753 people or 11.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,688 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 14,303 people in total or 44.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.4% in Manufacturing; and 10.8% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.1% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.9% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Limestone Coast region increased by 890 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Limestone Coast region were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,141 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-653 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+511 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+252 local workers)

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