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Employment by industry (FTE)

In City of Whyalla, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 902 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 Whyalla.

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 Whyalla2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing210.421.3550.920.3-35
Mining4497.84.65519.35.9-101
Manufacturing87415.211.560510.211.4+269
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services751.31.3460.81.3+29
Construction4487.88.061510.37.2-167
Wholesale Trade1162.02.71452.43.4-29
Retail Trade5669.88.768011.48.9-114
Accommodation and Food Services2834.94.63405.75.6-57
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3486.04.83395.74.7+9
Information Media and Telecommunications390.70.8560.90.8-17
Financial and Insurance Services591.01.0831.41.2-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1212.11.3891.51.2+32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1642.82.22053.52.3-41
Administrative and Support Services2163.72.72343.92.4-18
Public Administration and Safety2985.24.42544.33.9+44
Education and Training4848.45.859910.16.3-116
Health Care and Social Assistance90215.69.878413.28.5+119
Arts and Recreation Services671.21.1410.71.1+26
Other Services2384.13.52233.73.4+16

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 Whyalla: 0.4% Mining, City of Whyalla: 7.8% Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: 15.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: 1.3% Construction, City of Whyalla: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: 2.0% Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: 6.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: 5.2% Education and Training, City of Whyalla: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: 1.2% Other Services, City of Whyalla: 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, City of Whyalla: -35 Mining, City of Whyalla: -101 Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: +269 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: +29 Construction, City of Whyalla: -167 Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: -29 Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: -114 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: -57 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: +9 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: -17 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: +32 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: -41 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: -18 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: +44 Education and Training, City of Whyalla: -116 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: +119 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: +26 Other Services, City of Whyalla: +16
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 Whyalla in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (902 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.6%)
  • Manufacturing (874 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (566 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,342 people in total or 40.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 9.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.5% in Manufacturing; and 8.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.2% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (7.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in City of Whyalla decreased by 177 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 Whyalla were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+269 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-167 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+119 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (-116 full-time equivalent local workers)

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