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District Council of Elliston

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the District Council of Elliston, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 300 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 District Council of Elliston.

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 the District Council of Elliston'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
District Council of Elliston2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30060.55.335664.06.1-57
Mining61.21.971.32.4-1
Manufacturing61.39.630.610.6+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services10.11.810.21.5-1
Construction122.59.8162.89.2-4
Wholesale Trade51.03.4111.93.6-5
Retail Trade142.88.9203.69.2-7
Accommodation and Food Services275.45.5336.05.0-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing193.95.3183.35.4+1
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.4001.6+0
Financial and Insurance Services00.12.520.32.8-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services00.01.400.01.5+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services40.96.861.16.2-2
Administrative and Support Services71.43.230.52.9+4
Public Administration and Safety234.66.8162.86.9+7
Education and Training336.77.8264.67.9+7
Health Care and Social Assistance306.213.3315.612.1-1
Arts and Recreation Services20.51.430.51.3+0
Other Services51.14.050.84.0+1
Total industries495100.0100.0557100.0100.0-62

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the District Council of Elliston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (300 people or 60.5%)
  • Education and Training (33 people or 6.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (30 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 363 people in total or 73.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.8% in Education and Training and 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the District Council of Elliston and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (60.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (2.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.2% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the District Council of Elliston increased by decreased by -62 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the District Council of Elliston were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+7 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+7 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+4 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+3 full-time equivalent local workers)

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