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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 1,295 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2803.93.83855.44.5-105
Mining991.41.6440.61.7+55
Manufacturing1,15716.09.51,01814.29.2+140
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2783.81.41301.81.4+147
Construction4065.68.479511.17.9-389
Wholesale Trade1482.13.21412.03.1+7
Retail Trade94313.110.286912.110.8+73
Accommodation and Food Services4866.76.34836.76.5+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2032.84.62643.74.5-61
Information Media and Telecommunications370.51.7440.61.5-7
Financial and Insurance Services1011.42.7901.32.8+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services480.71.3620.91.3-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1442.06.51321.85.9+12
Administrative and Support Services2183.03.81812.53.5+37
Public Administration and Safety3805.36.73494.97.0+31
Education and Training6849.58.36148.68.5+70
Health Care and Social Assistance1,29517.914.51,28717.914.4+8
Arts and Recreation Services330.51.5350.51.5-2
Other Services2773.83.82543.54.0+24
Total industries7,217100.0100.07,177100.0100.0+40

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,295 people or 17.9%)
  • Manufacturing (1,157 people or 16.0%)
  • Retail Trade (943 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,395 people in total or 47.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Manufacturing and 10.2% 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 (16.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.9% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area increased by increased by 40 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+147 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+140 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+73 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+70 local workers)

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