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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, making up 18.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across RDA Yorke and Mid North Region.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
RDA Yorke and Mid North Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,86118.04.04,90318.13.9-42
Mining1690.61.22010.71.3-32
Manufacturing2,5219.48.02,5619.510.6-40
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3251.21.23621.31.3-37
Construction1,5435.77.61,4635.47.5+80
Wholesale Trade7382.72.88053.03.5-67
Retail Trade2,96511.010.73,23511.911.2-270
Accommodation and Food Services1,9297.26.71,9727.36.2-43
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9013.34.11,0073.74.1-106
Information Media and Telecommunications1340.51.31740.61.4-40
Financial and Insurance Services3441.32.73951.53.0-51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2120.81.32210.81.3-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5842.25.55281.95.5+56
Administrative and Support Services5692.13.65602.13.4+9
Public Administration and Safety1,2044.57.11,2594.67.1-55
Education and Training2,2948.58.72,2328.28.0+62
Health Care and Social Assistance3,72313.814.83,61913.413.6+104
Arts and Recreation Services1460.51.41280.51.3+18
Other Services9473.53.99613.53.9-14
Industry not classified8513.23.34951.81.9+356

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 18.0% Mining, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 1.2% Construction, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.7% Retail Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 4.5% Education and Training, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.5% Other Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.5% Industry not classified, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -42 Mining, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -32 Manufacturing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -40 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -37 Construction, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +80 Wholesale Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -67 Retail Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -270 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -43 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -106 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -40 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -51 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +56 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +9 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -55 Education and Training, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +62 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +104 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +18 Other Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -14 Industry not classified, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +356
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4,861 local workers 18.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,723 local workers 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,965 local workers 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,549 people in total or 42.8% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of RDA Yorke and Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.7% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+356 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-270 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-106 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+104 local workers)

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