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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Port Pirie Regional Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,426 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Port Pirie Regional 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 Port Pirie Regional 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 Port Pirie Regional 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2924.04.03414.94.3-49
Mining590.81.3570.81.7+2
Manufacturing1,23617.08.51,02514.69.5+210
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1522.11.41241.81.5+28
Construction4546.28.66459.28.2-191
Wholesale Trade1542.13.11482.13.3+5
Retail Trade93612.811.087012.410.8+66
Accommodation and Food Services4876.76.74726.76.4+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2193.04.53164.54.5-97
Information Media and Telecommunications370.51.4811.21.7-45
Financial and Insurance Services901.22.9941.32.9-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services450.61.2681.01.4-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1281.85.91271.85.6+1
Administrative and Support Services1982.73.51842.63.5+14
Public Administration and Safety3795.27.33595.17.0+20
Education and Training6709.28.65928.58.3+77
Health Care and Social Assistance1,42619.614.51,20017.114.0+226
Arts and Recreation Services470.71.4380.51.5+9
Other Services2793.84.12603.74.0+19
Total industries7,286100.0100.07,003100.0100.0+284

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 Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,426 people or 19.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,236 people or 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (936 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,597 people in total or 49.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Manufacturing and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (17.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.6% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (6.2% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area increased by increased by 284 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+226 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+210 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+77 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+66 local workers)

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