RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 5,618 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
RDA Yorke and Mid North Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,61822.45.37,16528.16.1-1,547
Mining3071.21.93211.32.4-14
Manufacturing2,71910.99.62,63210.310.6+87
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4781.91.83041.21.5+174
Construction1,8437.49.81,7216.89.2+122
Wholesale Trade8983.63.48233.23.6+75
Retail Trade2,1448.68.92,2418.89.2-97
Accommodation and Food Services1,2044.85.51,3535.35.0-149
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9613.85.31,1784.65.4-217
Information Media and Telecommunications1580.61.41870.71.6-30
Financial and Insurance Services2961.22.53031.22.8-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1650.71.42070.81.5-41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5462.26.84811.96.2+65
Administrative and Support Services5252.13.24051.62.9+120
Public Administration and Safety1,0174.16.89633.86.9+54
Education and Training1,8637.47.81,7196.77.9+144
Health Care and Social Assistance3,19712.813.32,5119.912.1+685
Arts and Recreation Services1320.51.41180.51.3+14
Other Services9633.84.08413.34.0+122
Total industries25,034100.0100.025,474100.0100.0-439

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 full-time equivalent local workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5,618 people or 22.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,197 people or 12.8%)
  • Manufacturing (2,719 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,533 people in total or 46.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.6% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.4% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region increased by decreased by -439 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+685 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+174 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+144 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+122 full-time equivalent local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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