RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Mid North Region, making up 24.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Mid North Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Mid North Region.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Mid North Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mid North Region20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,96724.24.02,09025.43.9-123
Mining440.51.2390.51.3+5
Manufacturing1,02012.58.091611.110.6+104
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services901.11.21101.31.3-20
Construction3774.67.63494.27.5+28
Wholesale Trade2523.12.82443.03.5+8
Retail Trade6948.510.77649.311.2-70
Accommodation and Food Services5346.66.75807.16.2-46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3073.84.13093.84.1-2
Information Media and Telecommunications360.41.3520.61.4-16
Financial and Insurance Services1051.32.71161.43.0-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services510.61.3560.71.3-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1992.45.51872.35.5+12
Administrative and Support Services1561.93.61612.03.4-5
Public Administration and Safety2783.47.13203.97.1-42
Education and Training6157.68.76367.78.0-21
Health Care and Social Assistance84510.414.888510.813.6-40
Arts and Recreation Services380.51.4420.51.3-4
Other Services2463.03.92433.03.9+3
Industry not classified2843.53.31291.61.9+155
Total persons8,138100.0100.08,225100.0100.0-87

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Mid North Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,967 people or 24.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,020 people or 12.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (845 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,832 people in total or 47.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.0% in Manufacturing and 14.8% 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 (24.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (12.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.4% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Mid North Region were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+155 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-123 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+104 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-70 local workers)

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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