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Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,182 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Mid North Region. 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
Mid North Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,18222.716.12,12424.315.3+59
Mining740.83.9600.74.6+14
Manufacturing1,37514.310.01,07912.410.9+296
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services690.71.21041.21.4-36
Construction5886.17.43944.56.6+195
Wholesale Trade3403.52.53443.93.1-4
Retail Trade7928.210.48029.210.4-10
Accommodation and Food Services5645.96.75616.47.0+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3814.03.83313.84.4+50
Information Media and Telecommunications961.00.8911.01.0+4
Financial and Insurance Services1131.21.21321.51.4-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services600.61.1660.81.2-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2392.52.31962.22.3+42
Administrative and Support Services2632.73.22092.43.1+55
Public Administration and Safety2873.04.53383.94.4-51
Education and Training7828.18.06467.47.1+136
Health Care and Social Assistance1,02710.712.289610.311.0+131
Arts and Recreation Services1121.21.2921.11.2+20
Other Services2782.93.52693.13.7+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, Mid North Region: 22.7% Mining, Mid North Region: 0.8% Manufacturing, Mid North Region: 14.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: 0.7% Construction, Mid North Region: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: 3.5% Retail Trade, Mid North Region: 8.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: 3.0% Education and Training, Mid North Region: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: 1.2% Other Services, Mid North Region: 2.9%
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, Mid North Region: +59 Mining, Mid North Region: +14 Manufacturing, Mid North Region: +296 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: -36 Construction, Mid North Region: +195 Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: -4 Retail Trade, Mid North Region: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: +3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: +50 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: +42 Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: +55 Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: -51 Education and Training, Mid North Region: +136 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: +131 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: +20 Other Services, Mid North Region: +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 Mid North Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,182 people or 22.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,375 people or 14.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,027 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,585 people in total or 47.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 16.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.0% in Manufacturing; and 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Mid North Region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.7% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (8.2% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Mid North Region increased by 890 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+296 local workers)
  • Construction (+195 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+136 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+131 local workers)

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