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Southern Flinders Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Southern Flinders Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,682 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 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 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
Southern Flinders Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,68217.621.31,75219.620.3-70
Mining470.54.6850.95.9-38
Manufacturing1,50515.711.51,14312.811.4+362
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2532.61.31691.91.3+84
Construction5685.98.05766.47.2-8
Wholesale Trade2843.02.73373.83.4-53
Retail Trade9179.68.789610.08.9+21
Accommodation and Food Services3794.04.64605.15.6-81
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3673.84.83794.24.7-12
Information Media and Telecommunications1351.40.8780.90.8+57
Financial and Insurance Services1031.11.01211.41.2-18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.51.3640.71.2-14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1721.82.21711.92.3+1
Administrative and Support Services1601.72.71621.82.4-2
Public Administration and Safety4755.04.44114.63.9+64
Education and Training7317.65.87017.86.3+30
Health Care and Social Assistance1,32713.99.81,07712.08.5+251
Arts and Recreation Services750.81.1530.61.1+22
Other Services3473.63.53273.63.4+20

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, Southern Flinders Region: 17.6% Mining, Southern Flinders Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: 15.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: 2.6% Construction, Southern Flinders Region: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 3.0% Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.8% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: 5.0% Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0.8% Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: 3.6%
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, Southern Flinders Region: -70 Mining, Southern Flinders Region: -38 Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: +362 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: +84 Construction, Southern Flinders Region: -8 Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: -53 Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: +21 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: -81 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: -12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: +57 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: -18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: -14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: +1 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: +64 Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: +30 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: +251 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: +22 Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: +20
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 Southern Flinders Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,682 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,505 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,327 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,514 people in total or 47.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 21.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.5% in Manufacturing; and 9.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.9% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.6% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Southern Flinders Region increased by 616 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 Southern Flinders Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+362 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+251 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+84 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-81 full-time equivalent local workers)

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