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Southern Flinders Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Southern Flinders Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,851 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,33912.015.71,53314.216.5-194
Mining730.73.9740.74.7-1
Manufacturing1,47713.210.31,25011.510.3+227
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3022.71.41691.61.3+133
Construction7196.48.38547.97.1-135
Wholesale Trade3102.82.62992.82.9+11
Retail Trade1,25111.210.31,21211.210.1+39
Accommodation and Food Services6916.26.96906.46.7+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3613.23.94604.24.6-99
Information Media and Telecommunications570.50.71010.90.9-44
Financial and Insurance Services1601.41.21561.41.3+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.41.0750.71.0-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2011.82.41911.82.2+10
Administrative and Support Services2762.53.12592.43.1+18
Public Administration and Safety5555.04.65254.94.4+29
Education and Training1,0039.07.79118.47.2+92
Health Care and Social Assistance1,85116.611.51,62015.011.1+231
Arts and Recreation Services630.60.9530.51.0+10
Other Services4263.83.63923.63.6+34

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

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, Southern Flinders Region: 12.0% Mining, Southern Flinders Region: 0.7% Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: 13.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: 2.7% Construction, Southern Flinders Region: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 2.8% Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.8% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: 5.0% Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: 16.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0.6% Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: 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, Southern Flinders Region: -194 Mining, Southern Flinders Region: -1 Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: +227 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: +133 Construction, Southern Flinders Region: -135 Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: +11 Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: +39 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: -99 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: -44 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: -25 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: +10 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: +18 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: +29 Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: +92 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: +231 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: +10 Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: +34
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 Southern Flinders Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,851 people or 16.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,477 people or 13.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,339 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,667 people in total or 41.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Manufacturing; and 15.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Southern Flinders Region increased by 343 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Southern Flinders Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+231 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+227 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-194 local workers)
  • Construction (-135 local workers)

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