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Coorong District Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the 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 the 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 the Coorong District Council area 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 the Coorong District 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.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Coorong District Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing99541.34.01,09746.44.3-101
Mining120.51.3120.51.7+0
Manufacturing803.38.5733.19.5+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services291.21.480.41.5+21
Construction2058.58.6843.58.2+121
Wholesale Trade542.23.1713.03.3-17
Retail Trade1576.511.01817.610.8-23
Accommodation and Food Services1305.46.71134.86.4+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1395.84.51225.24.5+17
Information Media and Telecommunications170.71.480.41.7+8
Financial and Insurance Services130.62.9190.82.9-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services120.51.2130.51.4-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services321.35.9321.45.6-1
Administrative and Support Services180.73.5231.03.5-5
Public Administration and Safety1004.17.3863.67.0+14
Education and Training1606.68.61586.78.3+1
Health Care and Social Assistance1988.214.51877.914.0+10
Arts and Recreation Services30.11.4170.71.5-14
Other Services582.44.1592.54.0+0
Total industries2,413100.0100.02,363100.0100.0+50

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 local workers in the 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 fields accounted for 1,398 people in total or 57.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.6% in Construction and 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (41.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (3.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.3% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+121 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+21 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+18 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+17 local workers)

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