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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Employment by industry (Total)

In District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 711 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 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.

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.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
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 Fishing71138.416.167039.815.3+41
Mining542.93.9291.74.6+25
Manufacturing713.810.0523.110.9+19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.31.240.21.4+2
Construction1528.27.41257.46.6+27
Wholesale Trade713.92.5724.33.1-1
Retail Trade995.310.4855.010.4+14
Accommodation and Food Services935.16.7784.67.0+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing774.23.8995.94.4-21
Information Media and Telecommunications10.00.800.01.00
Financial and Insurance Services311.71.2211.21.4+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.21.1130.81.2-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services311.72.3261.52.3+5
Administrative and Support Services331.83.2332.03.10
Public Administration and Safety1437.74.51016.04.4+42
Education and Training864.68.0905.47.1-5
Health Care and Social Assistance945.112.2965.711.0-2
Arts and Recreation Services231.21.2160.91.2+7
Other Services693.73.5764.53.7-8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 16.1% Mining, Regional SA: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Construction, Regional SA: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.5% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional SA: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 38.4% Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.9% Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.3% Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.9% Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.3% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.7% 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: 1.7% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 7.7% Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.1% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.2% Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +41 Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +25 Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +19 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +2 Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +27 Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -1 Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +14 Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -21 Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +5 Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +42 Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -5 Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +7 Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -8
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 local workers in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (711 people or 38.4%)
  • Construction (152 people or 8.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (143 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,006 people in total or 54.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 16.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.4% in Construction; and 4.5% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (38.4% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.3% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula increased by 163 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.

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