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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Port Pirie Regional Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,311 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Port Pirie Regional Council area.

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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Port Pirie Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3595.821.33766.920.3-17
Mining380.64.6721.35.9-34
Manufacturing1,31121.411.594417.411.4+367
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1232.01.31202.21.3+2
Construction3796.28.03867.17.2-7
Wholesale Trade1432.32.71422.63.4+1
Retail Trade68211.18.763511.78.9+47
Accommodation and Food Services2734.44.62975.55.6-24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2123.54.82705.04.7-57
Information Media and Telecommunications891.50.8571.10.8+32
Financial and Insurance Services621.01.0731.31.2-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services430.71.3561.01.2-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1212.02.21142.12.3+7
Administrative and Support Services1141.82.71092.02.4+5
Public Administration and Safety3315.44.42805.13.9+51
Education and Training5128.35.84578.46.3+55
Health Care and Social Assistance1,06017.39.880814.98.5+252
Arts and Recreation Services470.81.1240.41.1+23
Other Services2413.93.52143.93.4+26

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 21.3% Mining, Regional SA: 4.6% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Construction, Regional SA: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.4% Education and Training, Regional SA: 5.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 9.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 5.8% Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.6% Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 21.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.0% Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.3% Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 4.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 5.4% Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 17.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.8% Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -17 Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -34 Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +367 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +2 Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -7 Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +1 Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +47 Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -57 Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +32 Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +7 Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +5 Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +51 Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +55 Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +252 Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +23 Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +26
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,311 full-time equivalent local workers or 21.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,060 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.3%)
  • Retail Trade (682 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,053 people in total or 49.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 11.5% in Manufacturing; 9.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Port Pirie Regional Council area and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (21.4% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.8% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Port Pirie Regional Council area increased by 706 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Port Pirie Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+367 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+252 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-57 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+55 full-time equivalent local workers)

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