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Southern Mallee District Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Southern Mallee District Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 520 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 Southern Mallee District Council.

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 Southern Mallee District Council'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
Southern Mallee District Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing52051.94.776364.46.5-242
Mining002.0002.4--
Manufacturing868.610.1302.510.0+57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.700.01.5+0
Construction424.29.6453.88.7-3
Wholesale Trade464.63.4393.33.2+7
Retail Trade484.88.9554.69.2-7
Accommodation and Food Services252.54.9342.85.2-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing282.85.1231.95.4+5
Information Media and Telecommunications001.6001.5--
Financial and Insurance Services60.62.570.62.7-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.410.11.4-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services90.97.180.76.7+1
Administrative and Support Services131.33.370.62.9+5
Public Administration and Safety363.66.9312.66.9+5
Education and Training515.18.2544.58.0-2
Health Care and Social Assistance727.213.4595.012.5+13
Arts and Recreation Services001.3001.4--
Other Services202.03.9282.44.0-8
Total industries1,003100.0100.01,183100.0100.0-181

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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (520 people or 51.9%)
  • Manufacturing (86 people or 8.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (72 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 679 people in total or 67.7% 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 Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (51.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (4.2% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Southern Mallee District Council increased by decreased by -181 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 Southern Mallee District Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+57 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+13 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+7 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+5 full-time equivalent local workers)

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