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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 1,075 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,07545.814.91,14348.317.5-68
Mining30.14.770.34.4-4
Manufacturing964.110.9512.29.7+45
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.31.420.11.1+4
Construction1024.48.7893.87.8+13
Wholesale Trade431.92.7632.62.7-19
Retail Trade1596.89.91847.810.2-25
Accommodation and Food Services1335.76.31124.76.8+21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1255.33.91144.84.3+11
Information Media and Telecommunications80.30.680.30.60
Financial and Insurance Services100.41.2150.61.2-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services80.30.990.40.9-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services361.52.7301.32.3+5
Administrative and Support Services221.03.6231.03.1-1
Public Administration and Safety934.04.5863.64.3+7
Education and Training1536.57.21667.07.4-13
Health Care and Social Assistance2229.511.72008.411.4+22
Arts and Recreation Services00.00.970.30.8-7
Other Services522.23.4562.43.5-5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 14.9% Mining, Regional SA: 4.7% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.4% Construction, Regional SA: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coorong District Council area: 45.8% Mining, Coorong District Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Coorong District Council area: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.3% Construction, Coorong District Council area: 4.4% Wholesale Trade, Coorong District Council area: 1.9% Retail Trade, Coorong District Council area: 6.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Coorong District Council area: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coorong District Council area: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Coorong District Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coorong District Council area: 1.5% Administrative and Support Services, Coorong District Council area: 1.0% Public Administration and Safety, Coorong District Council area: 4.0% Education and Training, Coorong District Council area: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coorong District Council area: 9.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Coorong District Council area: 0.0% Other Services, Coorong District Council area: 2.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coorong District Council area: -68 Mining, Coorong District Council area: -4 Manufacturing, Coorong District Council area: +45 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coorong District Council area: +4 Construction, Coorong District Council area: +13 Wholesale Trade, Coorong District Council area: -19 Retail Trade, Coorong District Council area: -25 Accommodation and Food Services, Coorong District Council area: +21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coorong District Council area: +11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Coorong District Council area: 0 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: +5 Administrative and Support Services, Coorong District Council area: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Coorong District Council area: +7 Education and Training, Coorong District Council area: -13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Coorong District Council area: +22 Arts and Recreation Services, Coorong District Council area: -7 Other Services, Coorong District Council area: -5
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,075 people or 45.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (222 people or 9.5%)
  • Retail Trade (159 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,457 people in total or 62.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

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 (45.8% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.1% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.1% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.4% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Coorong District Council area decreased by 20 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Coorong District Council area was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-68 local workers)

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