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 2,334 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 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 Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,33428.65.32,82135.46.1-487
Mining801.01.9750.92.4+5
Manufacturing1,13113.99.61,02212.810.6+109
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1041.31.8831.01.5+22
Construction5666.99.83744.79.2+192
Wholesale Trade3113.83.42823.53.6+29
Retail Trade5456.78.95657.19.2-19
Accommodation and Food Services3764.65.53884.95.0-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3163.95.33414.35.4-25
Information Media and Telecommunications460.61.4510.61.6-5
Financial and Insurance Services921.12.5871.12.8+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services450.51.4440.61.5+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1932.46.81592.06.2+33
Administrative and Support Services1882.33.21231.52.9+65
Public Administration and Safety2593.26.82493.16.9+10
Education and Training5316.57.84685.97.9+63
Health Care and Social Assistance7288.913.35847.312.1+144
Arts and Recreation Services450.51.4460.61.3-2
Other Services2623.24.02162.74.0+46
Total industries8,152100.0100.07,978100.0100.0+174

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 Mid North Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,334 people or 28.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,131 people or 13.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (728 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,193 people in total or 51.4% of the local workers.

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

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 (28.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.9% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.9% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Mid North Region increased by increased by 174 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 Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+192 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+144 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+109 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+65 full-time equivalent local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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