RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,150 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 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 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
Mid North Region2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,15026.94.73,01336.56.5-863
Mining660.82.0540.72.4+12
Manufacturing97212.210.11,02012.410.0-48
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services821.01.7791.01.5+3
Construction85610.79.64295.28.7+427
Wholesale Trade3053.83.42533.13.2+52
Retail Trade5587.08.95706.99.2-12
Accommodation and Food Services3604.54.94105.05.2-49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2893.65.13454.25.4-57
Information Media and Telecommunications680.81.6360.41.5+32
Financial and Insurance Services1221.52.5780.92.7+44
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.31.4380.51.4-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1762.27.11812.26.7-5
Administrative and Support Services2052.63.31291.62.9+76
Public Administration and Safety2493.16.92443.06.9+6
Education and Training5346.78.24735.78.0+61
Health Care and Social Assistance6758.513.46287.612.5+48
Arts and Recreation Services220.31.3320.41.4-10
Other Services2633.33.92332.84.0+29
Total industries7,977100.0100.08,244100.0100.0-267

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 Mid North Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,150 people or 26.9%)
  • Manufacturing (972 people or 12.2%)
  • Construction (856 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,978 people in total or 49.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.1% in Manufacturing and 9.6% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.5% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Mid North Region increased by decreased by -267 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 Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+427 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+76 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+61 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+52 full-time equivalent local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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