RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Southern Flinders Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Southern Flinders Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,554 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 Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,55417.65.32,07322.56.1-520
Mining861.01.9770.82.4+9
Manufacturing1,23113.99.61,22613.310.6+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2833.21.81501.61.5+133
Construction5866.69.87378.09.2-152
Wholesale Trade2723.13.42602.83.6+12
Retail Trade7628.68.98118.89.2-48
Accommodation and Food Services3764.35.54344.75.0-59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3153.65.34104.45.4-95
Information Media and Telecommunications450.51.4680.71.6-22
Financial and Insurance Services1031.22.51061.22.8-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services450.51.4590.61.5-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1671.96.81591.76.2+8
Administrative and Support Services1661.93.21451.62.9+21
Public Administration and Safety4124.76.84084.46.9+4
Education and Training7208.27.86887.57.9+32
Health Care and Social Assistance1,33515.113.31,06711.612.1+269
Arts and Recreation Services390.41.4320.31.3+7
Other Services3353.84.03113.44.0+25
Total industries8,833100.0100.09,219100.0100.0-386

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 Southern Flinders Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,554 people or 17.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,335 people or 15.1%)
  • Manufacturing (1,231 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,120 people in total or 46.6% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.6% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Southern Flinders Region increased by decreased by -386 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 Southern Flinders Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+269 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+133 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+32 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+25 full-time equivalent local workers)

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