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City of Port Lincoln

Employment by industry (FTE)

In City of Port Lincoln, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 858 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 City of Port Lincoln.

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
City of Port Lincoln2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing64410.921.379413.120.3-150
Mining400.74.6360.65.9+4
Manufacturing5078.511.55128.511.4-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services611.01.3921.51.3-31
Construction4357.38.05479.07.2-113
Wholesale Trade2123.62.72544.23.4-42
Retail Trade85814.58.774612.38.9+112
Accommodation and Food Services3405.74.63475.75.6-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3485.94.84006.64.7-52
Information Media and Telecommunications350.60.8510.80.8-15
Financial and Insurance Services1001.71.01131.91.2-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1071.81.3901.51.2+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2323.92.22373.92.3-5
Administrative and Support Services1412.42.71392.32.4+2
Public Administration and Safety3405.74.42774.63.9+62
Education and Training3676.25.84387.26.3-71
Health Care and Social Assistance78213.29.864810.78.5+133
Arts and Recreation Services591.01.1621.01.1-3
Other Services3215.43.52674.43.4+54

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, City of Port Lincoln: 10.9% Mining, City of Port Lincoln: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Port Lincoln: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.0% Construction, City of Port Lincoln: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Port Lincoln: 3.6% Retail Trade, City of Port Lincoln: 14.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Lincoln: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Lincoln: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Lincoln: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Lincoln: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Lincoln: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Lincoln: 5.7% Education and Training, City of Port Lincoln: 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Lincoln: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.0% Other Services, City of Port Lincoln: 5.4%
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, City of Port Lincoln: -150 Mining, City of Port Lincoln: +4 Manufacturing, City of Port Lincoln: -6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Lincoln: -31 Construction, City of Port Lincoln: -113 Wholesale Trade, City of Port Lincoln: -42 Retail Trade, City of Port Lincoln: +112 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Lincoln: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Lincoln: -52 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Lincoln: -15 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Lincoln: -13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Lincoln: +17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Lincoln: -5 Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Lincoln: +2 Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Lincoln: +62 Education and Training, City of Port Lincoln: -71 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Lincoln: +133 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Lincoln: -3 Other Services, City of Port Lincoln: +54
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 City of Port Lincoln in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (858 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (782 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (644 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,283 people in total or 38.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 8.7% in Retail Trade; 9.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 21.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of City of Port Lincoln and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.9% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in City of Port Lincoln decreased by 123 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 City of Port Lincoln were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-150 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+133 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-113 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+112 full-time equivalent local workers)

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