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Coorong District Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Coorong District Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 995 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Coorong District Council area. 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland'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
Coorong District Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing99541.315.71,09746.416.5-101
Mining120.53.9120.54.70
Manufacturing803.310.3733.110.3+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services291.21.480.41.3+21
Construction2058.58.3843.57.1+121
Wholesale Trade542.22.6713.02.9-17
Retail Trade1576.510.31817.610.1-23
Accommodation and Food Services1305.46.91134.86.7+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1395.83.91225.24.6+17
Information Media and Telecommunications170.70.780.40.9+8
Financial and Insurance Services130.61.2190.81.3-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services120.51.0130.51.0-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services321.32.4321.42.2-1
Administrative and Support Services180.73.1231.03.1-5
Public Administration and Safety1004.14.6863.64.4+14
Education and Training1606.67.71586.77.2+1
Health Care and Social Assistance1988.211.51877.911.1+10
Arts and Recreation Services30.10.9170.71.0-14
Other Services582.43.6592.53.60

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 15.7% Mining, Regional SA: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.4% Construction, Regional SA: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.6% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coorong District Council area: 41.3% Mining, Coorong District Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Coorong District Council area: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coorong District Council area: 1.2% Construction, Coorong District Council area: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Coorong District Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Coorong District Council area: 6.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Coorong District Council area: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coorong District Council area: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Coorong District Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coorong District Council area: 1.3% Administrative and Support Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.7% Public Administration and Safety, Coorong District Council area: 4.1% Education and Training, Coorong District Council area: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coorong District Council area: 8.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.1% Other Services, Coorong District Council area: 2.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coorong District Council area: -101 Mining, Coorong District Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Coorong District Council area: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coorong District Council area: +21 Construction, Coorong District Council area: +121 Wholesale Trade, Coorong District Council area: -17 Retail Trade, Coorong District Council area: -23 Accommodation and Food Services, Coorong District Council area: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coorong District Council area: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Coorong District Council area: +8 Financial and Insurance Services, Coorong District Council area: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coorong District Council area: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coorong District Council area: -1 Administrative and Support Services, Coorong District Council area: -5 Public Administration and Safety, Coorong District Council area: +14 Education and Training, Coorong District Council area: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Coorong District Council area: +10 Arts and Recreation Services, Coorong District Council area: -14 Other Services, Coorong District Council area: 0
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Coorong District Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (995 people or 41.3%)
  • Construction (205 people or 8.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (198 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,398 people in total or 57.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.3% in Construction; and 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Coorong District Council area and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (41.3% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Coorong District Council area increased by 50 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Coorong District Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+121 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-101 local workers)

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