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City of Whyalla

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Whyalla, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,337 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 Whyalla. 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 Whyalla2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing200.316.1650.915.3-45
Mining5106.83.94966.54.6+13
Manufacturing80410.710.06738.910.9+131
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services751.01.2620.81.4+13
Construction5367.17.477110.16.6-235
Wholesale Trade1171.62.51492.03.1-32
Retail Trade88411.710.497112.810.4-87
Accommodation and Food Services6108.16.75617.47.0+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3204.23.83935.24.4-74
Information Media and Telecommunications460.60.8781.01.0-32
Financial and Insurance Services931.21.21141.51.4-20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1141.51.11061.41.2+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1942.62.32152.82.3-20
Administrative and Support Services2643.53.23404.53.1-76
Public Administration and Safety3724.94.53384.54.4+33
Education and Training80410.78.07509.97.1+54
Health Care and Social Assistance1,33717.712.21,15215.211.0+184
Arts and Recreation Services1181.61.2720.91.2+46
Other Services3184.23.52933.93.7+25

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 Whyalla: 0.3% Mining, City of Whyalla: 6.8% Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: 10.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: 1.0% Construction, City of Whyalla: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: 1.6% Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: 4.9% Education and Training, City of Whyalla: 10.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: 17.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: 1.6% Other Services, City of Whyalla: 4.2%
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 Whyalla: -45 Mining, City of Whyalla: +13 Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: +131 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: +13 Construction, City of Whyalla: -235 Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: -32 Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: -87 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: +49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: -74 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: -32 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: -20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: -20 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: -76 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: +33 Education and Training, City of Whyalla: +54 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: +184 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: +46 Other Services, City of Whyalla: +25
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 Whyalla in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,337 people or 17.7%)
  • Retail Trade (884 people or 11.7%)
  • Education and Training (804 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,025 people in total or 40.1% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (6.8% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Whyalla decreased by 64 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 Whyalla were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-235 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+184 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+131 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-87 local workers)

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