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Berri Barmera Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Berri Barmera Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 666 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 Berri Barmera Council area.

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 Berri Barmera Council area'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
Berri Barmera Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing49611.65.357614.56.1-79
Mining001.9002.4--
Manufacturing44910.59.653213.410.6-83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1774.11.81263.21.5+51
Construction3628.49.81493.89.2+213
Wholesale Trade721.73.4952.43.6-23
Retail Trade49411.58.941310.49.2+81
Accommodation and Food Services1984.65.51975.05.0+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1152.75.31283.25.4-13
Information Media and Telecommunications340.81.4240.61.6+10
Financial and Insurance Services611.42.5701.82.8-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services661.51.4391.01.5+27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1543.66.81162.96.2+38
Administrative and Support Services1252.93.21152.92.9+10
Public Administration and Safety2786.56.82787.06.9-1
Education and Training3247.67.82897.37.9+35
Health Care and Social Assistance66615.613.359915.112.1+67
Arts and Recreation Services190.51.4270.71.3-7
Other Services1894.44.01864.74.0+3
Total industries4,279100.0100.03,958100.0100.0+321

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 Berri Barmera Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (666 people or 15.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (496 people or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (494 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,656 people in total or 38.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Berri Barmera Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Berri Barmera Council area increased by increased by 321 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 Berri Barmera Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+213 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+81 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+67 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+51 full-time equivalent local workers)

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