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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Employment by industry (FTE)

In District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 795 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.

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
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing79547.221.374547.120.3+50
Mining583.44.6342.25.9+23
Manufacturing623.711.5422.711.4+20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.41.340.21.3+3
Construction1176.98.01177.47.20
Wholesale Trade653.92.7704.53.4-5
Retail Trade623.78.7634.08.9-1
Accommodation and Food Services553.34.6543.45.6+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing875.24.81036.54.7-16
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.800.00.80
Financial and Insurance Services201.21.0140.91.2+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.21.3110.71.2-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services271.62.2201.32.3+7
Administrative and Support Services231.42.7181.12.4+5
Public Administration and Safety1237.34.4784.93.9+45
Education and Training462.75.8674.26.3-20
Health Care and Social Assistance573.49.8613.98.5-4
Arts and Recreation Services181.01.1140.91.1+4
Other Services613.63.5664.23.4-5

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, Regional SA: 21.3% Mining, Regional SA: 4.6% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Construction, Regional SA: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.4% Education and Training, Regional SA: 5.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 9.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 47.2% Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.4% Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.4% Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.9% Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.7% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 7.3% Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.4% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.0% Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.6%
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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +50 Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +23 Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +3 Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -5 Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -16 Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +7 Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +5 Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +45 Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -20 Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -4 Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +4 Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -5
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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (795 full-time equivalent local workers or 47.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (123 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.3%)
  • Construction (117 full-time equivalent local workers or 6.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,034 people in total or 61.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 21.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.4% in Public Administration and Safety; and 8.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (47.2% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (3.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (3.7% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula increased by 106 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest change in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+50 full-time equivalent local workers)

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