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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Employment by industry (Total)

In the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,485 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie. 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie'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
District Council of Loxton Waikerie2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,48528.74.01,49429.44.3-9
Mining200.41.3190.41.7+1
Manufacturing5049.78.552010.29.5-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services450.91.4270.51.5+18
Construction3236.28.62795.58.2+44
Wholesale Trade941.83.11372.73.3-43
Retail Trade4388.511.04789.410.8-40
Accommodation and Food Services2274.46.72114.16.4+17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2124.14.52324.64.5-20
Information Media and Telecommunications320.61.4290.61.7+2
Financial and Insurance Services551.12.9621.22.9-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services511.01.2360.71.4+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1202.35.9921.85.6+28
Administrative and Support Services2184.23.52264.53.5-8
Public Administration and Safety1102.17.31032.07.0+6
Education and Training4077.98.63476.88.3+61
Health Care and Social Assistance60811.814.557111.214.0+37
Arts and Recreation Services210.41.4290.61.5-8
Other Services2003.94.11883.74.0+12
Total industries5,171100.0100.05,081100.0100.0+90

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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,485 people or 28.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (608 people or 11.8%)
  • Manufacturing (504 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,597 people in total or 50.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.5% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (28.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (11.8% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie increased by increased by 90 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Education and Training (+61 local workers)
  • Construction (+44 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+37 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+28 local workers)

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