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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 2,026 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,43312.016.11,42113.115.3+13
Mining570.53.9830.84.6-27
Manufacturing1,46312.310.01,30512.010.9+158
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2532.11.21761.61.4+77
Construction7116.07.46646.16.6+47
Wholesale Trade3292.82.53463.23.1-17
Retail Trade1,35811.410.41,29711.910.4+61
Accommodation and Food Services7566.36.77066.57.0+51
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4023.43.84564.24.4-54
Information Media and Telecommunications1441.20.81081.01.0+36
Financial and Insurance Services1511.31.21711.61.4-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services520.41.1840.81.2-32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2131.82.32011.82.3+13
Administrative and Support Services2992.53.22722.53.1+27
Public Administration and Safety5784.94.55344.94.4+45
Education and Training1,19510.08.09218.57.1+274
Health Care and Social Assistance2,02617.012.21,63215.011.0+394
Arts and Recreation Services1141.01.2790.71.2+35
Other Services3873.23.54113.83.7-25

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 16.1% Mining, Regional SA: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Construction, Regional SA: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.5% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional SA: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Flinders Region: 12.0% Mining, Southern Flinders Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: 12.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: 2.1% Construction, Southern Flinders Region: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 2.8% Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.3% 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: 4.9% Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: 10.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: 17.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.0% Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: 3.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Flinders Region: +13 Mining, Southern Flinders Region: -27 Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: +158 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: +77 Construction, Southern Flinders Region: +47 Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: -17 Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: +61 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: +51 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: -54 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: +36 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: -32 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: +13 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: +27 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: +45 Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: +274 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: +394 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: +35 Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: -25
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 local workers in Southern Flinders Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,026 people or 17.0%)
  • Manufacturing (1,463 people or 12.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,433 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,923 people in total or 41.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Manufacturing; and 16.1% 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 (17.0% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.0% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Southern Flinders Region increased by 1,056 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Southern Flinders Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+394 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+274 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+158 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+77 local workers)

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