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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 3,862 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 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 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.

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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,86215.04.23,84814.84.0+13
Mining1,0894.21.31,0253.91.6+64
Manufacturing2,3769.28.42,80610.89.9-429
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2030.81.22621.01.5-59
Construction1,7886.98.01,9937.68.3-205
Wholesale Trade6572.52.77692.93.5-112
Retail Trade2,83011.010.82,72610.510.8+104
Accommodation and Food Services1,6826.56.71,6816.46.4+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0484.14.41,3905.34.4-342
Information Media and Telecommunications1700.71.42160.81.7-47
Financial and Insurance Services3531.42.73821.53.0-29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2771.11.42681.01.4+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6052.35.66532.55.6-48
Administrative and Support Services6362.53.77532.93.5-117
Public Administration and Safety1,2624.97.01,1114.37.0+150
Education and Training2,1848.59.12,0027.78.2+182
Health Care and Social Assistance3,37213.115.72,97711.413.6+395
Arts and Recreation Services2741.11.62040.81.5+70
Other Services1,0984.34.01,0103.94.0+87

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.2% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.7% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.0% Education and Training, South Australia: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 15.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.6% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 15.0% Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.2% Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 9.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.8% Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.5% Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.9% Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.1% Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +13 Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +64 Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -429 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -59 Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -205 Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -112 Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +104 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -342 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -47 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -29 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -48 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -117 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +150 Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +182 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +395 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +70 Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +87
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,862 people or 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,372 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,830 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,063 people in total or 39.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.8% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (4.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.1% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by 310 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-429 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+395 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-342 local workers)
  • Construction (-205 local workers)

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