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 5,249 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Region2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,24921.04.77,83529.86.5-2,586
Mining3531.42.02591.02.4+94
Manufacturing2,52410.110.12,5099.510.0+15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5012.01.72921.11.5+209
Construction2,52410.19.61,9737.58.7+551
Wholesale Trade8733.53.47052.73.2+167
Retail Trade2,3009.28.92,2648.69.2+37
Accommodation and Food Services1,1614.74.91,3995.35.2-238
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8923.65.11,1394.35.4-246
Information Media and Telecommunications1620.61.61380.51.5+24
Financial and Insurance Services3301.32.52711.02.7+60
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1390.61.41860.71.4-47
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5132.17.15272.06.7-14
Administrative and Support Services5342.13.34051.52.9+129
Public Administration and Safety1,0364.26.99503.66.9+86
Education and Training1,9447.88.21,7616.78.0+182
Health Care and Social Assistance2,86211.513.42,72410.412.5+138
Arts and Recreation Services690.31.31030.41.4-34
Other Services9743.93.98763.34.0+98
Total industries24,940100.0100.026,316100.0100.0-1,376

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5,249 people or 21.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,862 people or 11.5%)
  • Construction (2,524 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,635 people in total or 42.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.6% in Construction.

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 (21.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.5% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region increased by decreased by -1,376 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+551 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+209 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+182 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+167 full-time equivalent local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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