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Wakefield Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Wakefield Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 840 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Wakefield 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 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
Wakefield Regional 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 Fishing84026.816.172227.215.3+118
Mining00.03.900.04.60
Manufacturing58218.610.033212.510.9+251
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.41.2301.11.4-18
Construction1113.67.41104.16.6+2
Wholesale Trade1394.42.51274.83.1+12
Retail Trade1946.210.41877.010.4+7
Accommodation and Food Services1203.86.71124.27.0+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1304.13.81525.74.4-22
Information Media and Telecommunications301.00.8220.81.0+8
Financial and Insurance Services170.51.2261.01.4-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services190.61.1170.61.2+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services280.92.3291.12.3-1
Administrative and Support Services742.43.2461.73.1+28
Public Administration and Safety1294.14.51606.04.4-31
Education and Training31410.08.02529.57.1+62
Health Care and Social Assistance2879.212.22519.511.0+36
Arts and Recreation Services391.21.2250.91.2+14
Other Services682.23.5592.23.7+9

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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 26.8% Mining, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 18.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.4% Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.6% Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.4% Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.9% Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.1% Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: 10.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.2% Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.2%
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, Wakefield Regional Council area: +118 Mining, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: +251 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -18 Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: +2 Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: +12 Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: +7 Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: -22 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: +8 Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -1 Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +28 Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: -31 Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: +62 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: +36 Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +14 Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +9
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 Wakefield Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (840 people or 26.8%)
  • Manufacturing (582 people or 18.6%)
  • Education and Training (314 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,737 people in total or 55.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 16.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.0% in Manufacturing; and 8.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.8% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (18.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Wakefield Regional Council area increased by 478 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Wakefield Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+251 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+118 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+62 local workers)

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