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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Port Pirie Regional Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,295 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Port Pirie Regional Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Port Pirie Regional Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2803.914.93855.417.5-105
Mining991.44.7440.64.4+55
Manufacturing1,15716.010.91,01814.29.7+140
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2783.81.41301.81.1+147
Construction4065.68.779511.17.8-389
Wholesale Trade1482.12.71412.02.7+7
Retail Trade94313.19.986912.110.2+73
Accommodation and Food Services4866.76.34836.76.8+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2032.83.92643.74.3-61
Information Media and Telecommunications370.50.6440.60.6-7
Financial and Insurance Services1011.41.2901.31.2+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services480.70.9620.90.9-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1442.02.71321.82.3+12
Administrative and Support Services2183.03.61812.53.1+37
Public Administration and Safety3805.34.53494.94.3+31
Education and Training6849.57.26148.67.4+70
Health Care and Social Assistance1,29517.911.71,28717.911.4+8
Arts and Recreation Services330.50.9350.50.8-2
Other Services2773.83.42543.53.5+24

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 14.9% Mining, Regional SA: 4.7% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.4% Construction, Regional SA: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.9% Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.4% Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 16.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.8% Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.4% 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: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 5.3% Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 9.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 17.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.5% Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -105 Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +55 Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +140 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +147 Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -389 Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +7 Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +73 Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -61 Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +12 Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +37 Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +31 Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +70 Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +8 Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -2 Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +24
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,295 people or 17.9%)
  • Manufacturing (1,157 people or 16.0%)
  • Retail Trade (943 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,395 people in total or 47.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Manufacturing; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.9% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.9% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.4% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area increased by 40 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Port Pirie Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-389 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+147 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+140 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-105 local workers)

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