RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Southern Flinders Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Southern Flinders Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,851 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,33912.04.01,53314.24.3-194
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3022.71.41691.61.5+133
Wholesale Trade3102.83.12992.83.3+11
Retail Trade1,25111.211.01,21211.210.8+39
Accommodation and Food Services6916.26.76906.46.4+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3613.24.54604.24.5-99
Information Media and Telecommunications570.51.41010.91.7-44
Financial and Insurance Services1601.42.91561.42.9+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.41.2750.71.4-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2011.85.91911.85.6+10
Administrative and Support Services2762.53.52592.43.5+18
Public Administration and Safety5555.07.35254.97.0+29
Education and Training1,0039.08.69118.48.3+92
Health Care and Social Assistance1,85116.614.51,62015.014.0+231
Arts and Recreation Services630.61.4530.51.5+10
Other Services4263.84.13923.64.0+34
Total industries11,165100.0100.010,822100.0100.0+343

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 Southern Flinders Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,851 people or 16.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,477 people or 13.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,339 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,667 people in total or 41.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Manufacturing and 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (13.2% compared to 8.5%)
  • 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 Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Southern Flinders Region increased by increased by 343 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+231 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+227 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+133 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+92 local workers)

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