RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Copper Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Copper Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 876 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Copper Coast 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 Copper Coast Council area 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 Copper Coast Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Copper Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2775.44.03056.44.3-27
Mining001.3001.7--
Manufacturing1793.58.51924.09.5-13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services581.11.4551.11.5+3
Construction4949.68.64459.38.2+49
Wholesale Trade2114.13.12134.53.3-2
Retail Trade85716.711.076916.110.8+88
Accommodation and Food Services4298.46.74158.76.4+14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1793.54.52214.64.5-43
Information Media and Telecommunications531.01.4601.31.7-7
Financial and Insurance Services1122.22.91072.22.9+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services641.21.2791.61.4-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1382.75.91202.55.6+19
Administrative and Support Services1663.23.51593.33.5+7
Public Administration and Safety2695.37.32204.67.0+49
Education and Training4478.78.63948.38.3+53
Health Care and Social Assistance87617.114.573515.414.0+140
Arts and Recreation Services360.71.4380.81.5-2
Other Services2815.54.12455.14.0+36
Total industries5,127100.0100.04,772100.0100.0+355

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Copper Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (876 people or 17.1%)
  • Retail Trade (857 people or 16.7%)
  • Construction (494 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,227 people in total or 43.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade and 8.6% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Copper Coast Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (16.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (3.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.1% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Copper Coast Council area increased by increased by 355 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+140 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+88 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+53 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+49 local workers)

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