RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 5,184 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region. 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 Yorke and Mid North 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 Yorke and Mid North 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
RDA Yorke and Mid North Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,18416.94.05,65419.34.3-470
Mining2690.91.32941.01.7-25
Manufacturing3,0449.98.52,8029.59.5+242
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5151.71.43671.21.5+148
Construction2,0946.88.61,9286.68.2+166
Wholesale Trade1,0103.33.19413.23.3+69
Retail Trade3,31010.811.03,17510.810.8+135
Accommodation and Food Services2,0386.66.72,0186.96.4+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0463.44.51,2404.24.5-194
Information Media and Telecommunications1900.61.42831.01.7-93
Financial and Insurance Services4611.52.94341.52.9+26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2050.71.22540.91.4-50
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6862.25.96052.15.6+81
Administrative and Support Services8472.83.57412.53.5+107
Public Administration and Safety1,3634.47.31,2414.27.0+122
Education and Training2,6148.58.62,2987.88.3+316
Health Care and Social Assistance4,46314.514.53,84813.114.0+615
Arts and Recreation Services1930.61.41860.61.5+7
Other Services1,2083.94.11,0613.64.0+147
Total industries30,740100.0100.029,370100.0100.0+1,369

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5,184 people or 16.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,463 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,310 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,957 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 11.0% 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (6.8% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region increased by increased by 1,369 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+615 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+316 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+242 local workers)
  • Construction (+166 local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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