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Yorke Peninsula Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In Yorke Peninsula Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,757 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Yorke Peninsula 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
Yorke Peninsula Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,75717.016.11,78218.115.3-24
Mining820.83.91581.64.6-76
Manufacturing4134.010.04654.710.9-51
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services830.81.21101.11.4-27
Construction6906.77.46596.76.6+30
Wholesale Trade3323.22.53483.53.1-16
Retail Trade1,30912.710.41,23112.510.4+77
Accommodation and Food Services7827.66.78028.27.0-20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3593.53.84194.34.4-61
Information Media and Telecommunications1491.40.81161.21.0+33
Financial and Insurance Services1511.51.21611.61.4-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1081.01.11201.21.2-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2492.42.32162.22.3+33
Administrative and Support Services3453.33.22702.83.1+75
Public Administration and Safety4454.34.53964.04.4+49
Education and Training9689.48.07417.57.1+227
Health Care and Social Assistance1,54815.012.21,33313.611.0+215
Arts and Recreation Services1411.41.2860.91.2+55
Other Services4104.03.54084.23.7+1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

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, Yorke Peninsula Region: 17.0% Mining, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.8% Manufacturing, Yorke Peninsula Region: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.8% Construction, Yorke Peninsula Region: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.2% Retail Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yorke Peninsula Region: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Yorke Peninsula Region: 4.3% Education and Training, Yorke Peninsula Region: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yorke Peninsula Region: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 1.4% Other Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 4.0%
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, Yorke Peninsula Region: -24 Mining, Yorke Peninsula Region: -76 Manufacturing, Yorke Peninsula Region: -51 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -27 Construction, Yorke Peninsula Region: +30 Wholesale Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: -16 Retail Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: +77 Accommodation and Food Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -20 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yorke Peninsula Region: -61 Information Media and Telecommunications, Yorke Peninsula Region: +33 Financial and Insurance Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +33 Administrative and Support Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +75 Public Administration and Safety, Yorke Peninsula Region: +49 Education and Training, Yorke Peninsula Region: +227 Health Care and Social Assistance, Yorke Peninsula Region: +215 Arts and Recreation Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +55 Other Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +1
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 Yorke Peninsula Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,757 people or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,548 people or 15.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,309 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,614 people in total or 44.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 16.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.0% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Yorke Peninsula Region increased by 500 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Education and Training (+227 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+215 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+77 local workers)
  • Mining (-76 local workers)

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