RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Mid North Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,195 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 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 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.

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
Mid North Region2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,19523.23.82,43126.84.5-236
Mining640.71.6410.41.7+23
Manufacturing1,12711.99.51,14912.79.2-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services860.91.4881.01.4-2
Construction8008.58.44725.27.9+328
Wholesale Trade3423.63.22943.23.1+48
Retail Trade7558.010.27818.610.8-26
Accommodation and Food Services5766.16.35676.36.5+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3123.34.63453.84.5-33
Information Media and Telecommunications951.01.7540.61.5+41
Financial and Insurance Services1962.12.71171.32.8+79
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services390.41.3480.51.3-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2202.36.52182.45.9+2
Administrative and Support Services2983.13.82212.43.5+77
Public Administration and Safety3043.26.72993.37.0+6
Education and Training7077.58.36587.38.5+49
Health Care and Social Assistance1,00110.614.595510.514.4+45
Arts and Recreation Services380.41.5490.51.5-11
Other Services3143.33.82723.04.0+42
Total industries9,469100.0100.09,059100.0100.0+410

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 Mid North Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,195 people or 23.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,127 people or 11.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,001 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,323 people in total or 45.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 3.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.5% in Manufacturing and 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.6% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.2% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Mid North Region increased by increased by 410 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+328 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+79 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+77 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+49 local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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