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City of Port Lincoln

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Port Lincoln, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 1,220 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in City of Port Lincoln. 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
City of Port Lincoln2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6588.416.176110.215.3-103
Mining390.53.9310.44.6+8
Manufacturing6418.210.06328.410.9+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services620.81.21061.41.4-44
Construction5687.37.45847.86.6-16
Wholesale Trade2202.82.52663.63.1-46
Retail Trade1,22015.610.41,00613.410.4+214
Accommodation and Food Services5667.36.75066.87.0+59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3003.93.84265.74.4-126
Information Media and Telecommunications841.10.8791.11.0+5
Financial and Insurance Services1431.81.21472.01.4-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1111.41.11111.51.20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2783.62.32673.62.3+11
Administrative and Support Services1872.43.22192.93.1-31
Public Administration and Safety4145.34.53534.74.4+62
Education and Training6668.58.05998.07.1+68
Health Care and Social Assistance1,16014.912.296512.911.0+195
Arts and Recreation Services821.01.2881.21.2-6
Other Services4015.13.53444.63.7+58

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, City of Port Lincoln: 8.4% Mining, City of Port Lincoln: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Port Lincoln: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Lincoln: 0.8% Construction, City of Port Lincoln: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Port Lincoln: 2.8% Retail Trade, City of Port Lincoln: 15.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Lincoln: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Lincoln: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Lincoln: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Lincoln: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Lincoln: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Lincoln: 5.3% Education and Training, City of Port Lincoln: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Lincoln: 14.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.0% Other Services, City of Port Lincoln: 5.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Port Lincoln: -103 Mining, City of Port Lincoln: +8 Manufacturing, City of Port Lincoln: +9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Lincoln: -44 Construction, City of Port Lincoln: -16 Wholesale Trade, City of Port Lincoln: -46 Retail Trade, City of Port Lincoln: +214 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Lincoln: +59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Lincoln: -126 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Lincoln: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Lincoln: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Lincoln: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Lincoln: +11 Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Lincoln: -31 Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Lincoln: +62 Education and Training, City of Port Lincoln: +68 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Lincoln: +195 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Lincoln: -6 Other Services, City of Port Lincoln: +58
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 City of Port Lincoln in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (1,220 people or 15.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,160 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and Training (666 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,046 people in total or 39.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 10.4% in Retail Trade; 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.9% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.4% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Port Lincoln increased by 312 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in City of Port Lincoln were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+214 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+195 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-126 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-103 local workers)

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