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Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Mid North Region, making up 24.2% 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 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, 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.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mid North Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,96724.215.12,09025.414.9-123
Mining440.53.5390.53.7+5
Manufacturing1,02012.59.991611.111.6+104
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services901.11.01101.31.2-20
Construction3774.65.73494.25.8+28
Wholesale Trade2523.12.62443.03.0+8
Retail Trade6948.510.77649.311.1-70
Accommodation and Food Services5346.67.25807.07.3-46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3073.83.83093.84.1-2
Information Media and Telecommunications360.40.6520.60.6-16
Financial and Insurance Services1051.31.21161.41.4-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services510.60.9560.71.0-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1992.42.41872.32.2+12
Administrative and Support Services1561.92.91612.02.7-5
Public Administration and Safety2783.44.93203.94.7-42
Education and Training6157.67.96367.77.2-21
Health Care and Social Assistance84510.412.088510.811.4-40
Arts and Recreation Services380.50.8420.50.8-4
Other Services2463.03.62433.03.6+3
Industry not classified2843.53.21291.62.0+155

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, Regional SA: 15.1% Mining, Regional SA: 3.5% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Construction, Regional SA: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.9% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.8% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Industry not classified, Regional SA: 3.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mid North Region: 24.2% Mining, Mid North Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, Mid North Region: 12.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: 1.1% Construction, Mid North Region: 4.6% Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: 3.1% Retail Trade, Mid North Region: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: 3.4% Education and Training, Mid North Region: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: 0.5% Other Services, Mid North Region: 3.0% Industry not classified, Mid North Region: 3.5%
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, Mid North Region: -123 Mining, Mid North Region: +5 Manufacturing, Mid North Region: +104 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: -20 Construction, Mid North Region: +28 Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: +8 Retail Trade, Mid North Region: -70 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: -46 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: -16 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: +12 Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: -5 Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: -42 Education and Training, Mid North Region: -21 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: -40 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: -4 Other Services, Mid North Region: +3 Industry not classified, Mid North Region: +155
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 Mid North Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,967 local workers 24.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,020 local workers 12.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (845 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,832 people in total or 47.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.9% in Manufacturing; and 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Mid North Region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.2% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (8.5% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+155 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-123 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+104 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-70 local workers)

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