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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 1,426 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 area2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2924.015.73414.916.5-49
Mining590.83.9570.84.7+2
Manufacturing1,23617.010.31,02514.610.3+210
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1522.11.41241.81.3+28
Construction4546.28.36459.27.1-191
Wholesale Trade1542.12.61482.12.9+5
Retail Trade93612.810.387012.410.1+66
Accommodation and Food Services4876.76.94726.76.7+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2193.03.93164.54.6-97
Information Media and Telecommunications370.50.7811.20.9-45
Financial and Insurance Services901.21.2941.31.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services450.61.0681.01.0-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1281.82.41271.82.2+1
Administrative and Support Services1982.73.11842.63.1+14
Public Administration and Safety3795.24.63595.14.4+20
Education and Training6709.27.75928.57.2+77
Health Care and Social Assistance1,42619.611.51,20017.111.1+226
Arts and Recreation Services470.70.9380.51.0+9
Other Services2793.83.62603.73.6+19

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 15.7% Mining, Regional SA: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.4% Construction, Regional SA: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.6% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 4.0% Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.8% Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 17.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.1% Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 12.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.8% Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 5.2% Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 19.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -49 Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +2 Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +210 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +28 Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -191 Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +5 Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +66 Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +16 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -97 Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -45 Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -23 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +1 Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +14 Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +20 Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +77 Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +226 Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +9 Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +19
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,426 people or 19.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,236 people or 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (936 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,597 people in total or 49.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Manufacturing; and 10.3% 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 (19.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area increased by 284 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Port Pirie Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+226 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+210 local workers)
  • Construction (-191 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-97 local workers)

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