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District Council of Elliston

Employment by industry (Total)

In the District Council of Elliston, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 243 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the District Council of Elliston. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the District Council of Elliston regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
District Council of Elliston2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing24347.44.027149.64.3-28
Mining71.51.371.21.7+1
Manufacturing81.58.530.69.5+5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services10.11.410.21.5+0
Construction203.88.6213.88.2-1
Wholesale Trade71.43.1142.63.3-7
Retail Trade193.811.0264.710.8-7
Accommodation and Food Services397.56.7407.46.4-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing203.84.5254.54.5-5
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.4001.7+0
Financial and Insurance Services10.22.920.42.9-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services00.01.200.01.4+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services51.05.981.55.6-3
Administrative and Support Services81.63.540.83.5+4
Public Administration and Safety275.37.3224.07.0+6
Education and Training418.08.6407.38.3+1
Health Care and Social Assistance5210.114.5498.914.0+3
Arts and Recreation Services50.91.440.71.5+1
Other Services112.14.1101.84.0+1
Total industries513100.0100.0546100.0100.0-33

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (243 people or 47.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (52 people or 10.1%)
  • Education and Training (41 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 336 people in total or 65.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (47.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (3.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.0% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the District Council of Elliston increased by decreased by -33 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Public Administration and Safety (+6 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+5 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+4 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3 local workers)

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