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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,307 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie.

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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie'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
District Council of Loxton Waikerie2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,30730.84.71,87539.36.5-569
Mining120.32.0200.42.4-8
Manufacturing47611.210.14689.810.0+8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.51.7180.41.5+4
Construction3127.49.63266.88.7-14
Wholesale Trade832.03.41102.33.2-27
Retail Trade3047.28.93427.29.2-38
Accommodation and Food Services1273.04.91473.15.2-20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1844.35.12244.75.4-40
Information Media and Telecommunications190.51.6140.31.5+5
Financial and Insurance Services280.72.5370.82.7-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services250.61.4260.51.4-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1152.77.1741.56.7+41
Administrative and Support Services1834.33.31733.62.9+10
Public Administration and Safety872.06.9791.76.9+8
Education and Training3077.38.22565.48.0+51
Health Care and Social Assistance47011.113.44058.512.5+65
Arts and Recreation Services370.91.3240.51.4+13
Other Services1393.33.91573.34.0-18
Total industries4,237100.0100.04,775100.0100.0-538

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,307 people or 30.8%)
  • Manufacturing (476 people or 11.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (470 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,253 people in total or 53.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.1% in Manufacturing and 13.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (30.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie increased by decreased by -538 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+65 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+51 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+41 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+13 full-time equivalent local workers)

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