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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 1,337 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Waikerie2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,33726.53.81,55330.34.5-216
Mining100.21.6150.31.7-4
Manufacturing55311.09.54939.69.2+60
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services240.51.4220.41.4+2
Construction3406.88.43326.57.9+8
Wholesale Trade891.83.21182.33.1-29
Retail Trade4308.510.24709.210.8-40
Accommodation and Food Services2024.06.32084.16.5-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1803.64.62114.14.5-30
Information Media and Telecommunications250.51.7240.51.5+1
Financial and Insurance Services541.12.7621.22.8-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.51.3280.61.3-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1472.96.5991.95.9+48
Administrative and Support Services2515.03.82364.63.5+15
Public Administration and Safety1072.16.7991.97.0+8
Education and Training3727.48.33516.88.5+21
Health Care and Social Assistance66913.314.559411.614.4+75
Arts and Recreation Services491.01.5300.61.5+20
Other Services1723.43.81843.64.0-12
Total industries5,039100.0100.05,130100.0100.0-91

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,337 people or 26.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (669 people or 13.3%)
  • Manufacturing (553 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,559 people in total or 50.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 3.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.5% 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 (26.5% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (4.0% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie increased by decreased by -91 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+75 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+60 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+48 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+21 local workers)

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