RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 4,149 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region. 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region'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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,14915.74.03,60114.14.3+548
Mining1,0173.91.31,1704.61.7-152
Manufacturing2,6189.98.52,3869.39.5+232
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2010.81.42531.01.5-52
Construction1,9617.48.62,5019.88.2-540
Wholesale Trade6792.63.17152.83.3-36
Retail Trade2,76110.511.02,57110.110.8+189
Accommodation and Food Services1,7736.76.71,5796.26.4+194
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1744.44.51,4635.74.5-290
Information Media and Telecommunications1430.51.42020.81.7-59
Financial and Insurance Services3501.32.93551.42.9-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2410.91.22511.01.4-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6352.45.95772.35.6+58
Administrative and Support Services7863.03.57422.93.5+45
Public Administration and Safety1,2244.67.31,1024.37.0+122
Education and Training2,2728.68.62,0358.08.3+237
Health Care and Social Assistance3,19512.114.52,87411.314.0+321
Arts and Recreation Services2531.01.41940.81.5+58
Other Services9433.64.19723.84.0-29
Total industries26,375100.0100.025,544100.0100.0+831

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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4,149 people or 15.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,195 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,761 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,105 people in total or 38.3% 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 11.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (3.9% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region increased by increased by 831 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+548 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+321 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+237 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+232 local workers)

RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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