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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 604 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 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 Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60452.95.371059.36.1-105
Mining10.11.9002.4+1
Manufacturing1018.89.6534.410.6+48
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20.21.810.11.5+1
Construction524.69.8413.49.2+11
Wholesale Trade343.03.4393.33.6-6
Retail Trade484.28.9584.99.2-10
Accommodation and Food Services272.35.5352.95.0-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing332.95.3312.65.4+2
Information Media and Telecommunications60.51.450.41.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services80.72.5111.02.8-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services111.01.450.41.5+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services110.96.8100.86.2+1
Administrative and Support Services121.03.290.82.9+2
Public Administration and Safety353.16.8302.56.9+6
Education and Training635.57.8564.77.9+7
Health Care and Social Assistance686.013.3605.012.1+8
Arts and Recreation Services40.41.460.51.3-2
Other Services211.84.0342.94.0-13
Total industries1,142100.0100.01,196100.0100.0-54

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 Southern Mallee District Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (604 people or 52.9%)
  • Manufacturing (101 people or 8.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (68 people or 6.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 773 people in total or 67.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.6% in Manufacturing and 13.3% 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 (52.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.0% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (4.6% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Southern Mallee District Council increased by decreased by -54 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 Southern Mallee District Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+48 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+11 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+8 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+7 full-time equivalent local workers)

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