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Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,195 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Mid North Region. 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
Mid North Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,19523.214.92,43126.817.5-236
Mining640.74.7410.44.4+23
Manufacturing1,12711.910.91,14912.79.7-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services860.91.4881.01.1-2
Construction8008.58.74725.27.8+328
Wholesale Trade3423.62.72943.22.7+48
Retail Trade7558.09.97818.610.2-26
Accommodation and Food Services5766.16.35676.36.8+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3123.33.93453.84.3-33
Information Media and Telecommunications951.00.6540.60.6+41
Financial and Insurance Services1962.11.21171.31.2+79
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services390.40.9480.50.9-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2202.32.72182.42.3+2
Administrative and Support Services2983.13.62212.43.1+77
Public Administration and Safety3043.24.52993.34.3+6
Education and Training7077.57.26587.37.4+49
Health Care and Social Assistance1,00110.611.795510.511.4+45
Arts and Recreation Services380.40.9490.50.8-11
Other Services3143.33.42723.03.5+42

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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, Mid North Region: 23.2% Mining, Mid North Region: 0.7% Manufacturing, Mid North Region: 11.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: 0.9% Construction, Mid North Region: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: 3.6% Retail Trade, Mid North Region: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: 3.2% Education and Training, Mid North Region: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: 0.4% Other Services, Mid North Region: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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, Mid North Region: -236 Mining, Mid North Region: +23 Manufacturing, Mid North Region: -22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: -2 Construction, Mid North Region: +328 Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: +48 Retail Trade, Mid North Region: -26 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: +9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: -33 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: +41 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: +79 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: +77 Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: +6 Education and Training, Mid North Region: +49 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: +45 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: -11 Other Services, Mid North Region: +42
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Mid North Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,195 people or 23.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,127 people or 11.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,001 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,323 people in total or 45.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.9% in Manufacturing; and 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Mid North Region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (8.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.2% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Mid North Region increased by 410 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+328 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-236 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+79 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+77 local workers)

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