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Northern Areas Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Northern Areas Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 503 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Northern Areas 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
Northern Areas Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50324.616.152326.815.3-20
Mining110.53.9160.84.6-5
Manufacturing1175.710.01457.410.9-28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1105.41.2291.51.4+81
Construction1497.37.41306.76.6+18
Wholesale Trade854.12.51135.83.1-29
Retail Trade20610.110.421010.810.4-4
Accommodation and Food Services864.26.7914.77.0-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1085.33.8864.44.4+22
Information Media and Telecommunications221.10.8140.71.0+7
Financial and Insurance Services291.41.2371.91.4-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.11.160.31.2-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services341.72.3402.02.3-6
Administrative and Support Services381.93.2442.23.1-5
Public Administration and Safety854.24.5673.44.4+18
Education and Training1808.88.01487.57.1+32
Health Care and Social Assistance20710.212.21859.411.0+23
Arts and Recreation Services90.41.260.31.2+3
Other Services613.03.5653.33.7-4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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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, Northern Areas Council area: 24.6% Mining, Northern Areas Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Northern Areas Council area: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Areas Council area: 5.4% Construction, Northern Areas Council area: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, Northern Areas Council area: 4.1% Retail Trade, Northern Areas Council area: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Areas Council area: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Areas Council area: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Areas Council area: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Areas Council area: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Areas Council area: 1.7% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Areas Council area: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Areas Council area: 4.2% Education and Training, Northern Areas Council area: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Areas Council area: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Northern Areas Council area: 3.0%
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, Northern Areas Council area: -20 Mining, Northern Areas Council area: -5 Manufacturing, Northern Areas Council area: -28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Areas Council area: +81 Construction, Northern Areas Council area: +18 Wholesale Trade, Northern Areas Council area: -29 Retail Trade, Northern Areas Council area: -4 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Areas Council area: -5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Areas Council area: +22 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Areas Council area: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Areas Council area: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Areas Council area: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Areas Council area: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Areas Council area: -5 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Areas Council area: +18 Education and Training, Northern Areas Council area: +32 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Areas Council area: +23 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Areas Council area: +3 Other Services, Northern Areas Council area: -4
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 Northern Areas Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (503 people or 24.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (207 people or 10.2%)
  • Retail Trade (206 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 917 people in total or 44.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 16.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Northern Areas Council area and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (5.4% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Northern Areas Council area increased by 87 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Northern Areas Council area was for those employed in:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+81 local workers)

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