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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 4,351 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%District Council of Franklin Harbour%Number%District Council of Franklin Harbour%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,35120.536.44,38319.838.2-33
Mining9904.74.51,1435.23.9-152
Manufacturing2,35111.14.62,48311.25.0-132
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2010.91.32111.00.7-10
Construction1,3986.610.91,7187.87.7-321
Wholesale Trade6383.03.97493.42.9-111
Retail Trade1,8898.96.91,9839.010.5-94
Accommodation and Food Services9814.66.81,1535.26.8-172
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1715.52.61,2955.82.3-124
Information Media and Telecommunications1000.50.61560.70.8-56
Financial and Insurance Services2261.10.92811.30.5-54
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2761.30.52201.00.4+56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5062.40.55902.70.7-84
Administrative and Support Services5022.41.24932.21.1+9
Public Administration and Safety1,0374.92.58583.92.5+179
Education and Training1,2666.05.81,5226.97.0-256
Health Care and Social Assistance2,26510.76.71,9808.96.7+284
Arts and Recreation Services1750.80.31360.60.2+39
Other Services8634.13.17883.62.1+75

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 36.4% Mining, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 4.5% Manufacturing, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 4.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 1.3% Construction, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 10.9% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 3.9% Retail Trade, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.5% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 1.2% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 2.5% Education and Training, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 5.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 6.7% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.3% Other Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 3.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 20.5% Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.7% Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 11.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.9% Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.0% Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.9% Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.8% Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -33 Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -152 Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -132 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -10 Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -321 Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -111 Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -94 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -172 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -124 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -56 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -54 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +56 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -84 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +9 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +179 Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -256 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +284 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +39 Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +75
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 full-time equivalent local workers in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4,351 full-time equivalent local workers or 20.5%)
  • Manufacturing (2,351 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,265 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 8,966 people in total or 42.3% of local workers.

In comparison, District Council of Franklin Harbour employed 36.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.6% in Manufacturing; and 6.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and District Council of Franklin Harbour were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.5% compared to 36.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.6% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by 956 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Construction (-321 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+284 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (-256 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+179 full-time equivalent local workers)

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