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Wakefield Regional Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Wakefield Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 895 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 Wakefield 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
Wakefield Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing89534.021.384635.120.3+49
Mining00.04.600.05.90
Manufacturing50619.211.531913.211.4+187
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.31.3241.01.3-15
Construction893.48.01064.47.2-17
Wholesale Trade1204.62.71194.93.4+2
Retail Trade1425.48.71405.88.9+1
Accommodation and Food Services702.74.6843.55.6-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1355.14.81466.04.7-11
Information Media and Telecommunications240.90.8140.60.8+10
Financial and Insurance Services120.41.0200.81.2-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services130.51.3110.41.2+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services281.12.2251.02.3+4
Administrative and Support Services441.72.7291.22.4+15
Public Administration and Safety993.84.41255.23.9-26
Education and Training1816.95.81777.46.3+3
Health Care and Social Assistance1776.79.81596.68.5+18
Arts and Recreation Services281.11.1210.91.1+7
Other Services592.23.5482.03.4+10

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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 34.0% Mining, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 19.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.3% Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.4% Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.6% Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.1% Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.8% Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.1% Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.2%
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, Wakefield Regional Council area: +49 Mining, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: +187 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -15 Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: -17 Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: +2 Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: +1 Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: -11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +4 Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +15 Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: -26 Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: +18 Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +7 Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +10
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 Wakefield Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (895 full-time equivalent local workers or 34.0%)
  • Manufacturing (506 full-time equivalent local workers or 19.2%)
  • Education and Training (181 full-time equivalent local workers or 6.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,582 people in total or 60.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 21.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.5% in Manufacturing; and 5.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.0% compared to 21.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (19.2% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (3.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Wakefield Regional Council area increased by 219 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 Wakefield Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+187 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+49 full-time equivalent local workers)

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