Mid North Region
Resident workers - Industry
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Mid North Region’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.
Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Mid North Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Mid North Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Industry sector statistics in Mid North Region are influenced by a range of factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
- The educational levels of the local population; and
- The working and social aspirations of the local population.
Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Mid North Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Regional SA%||Number||%||Regional SA%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,951||22.6||14.6||2,020||22.9||14.3||-69||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||100||1.2||1.1||101||1.1||1.2||-1||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||537||6.2||6.7||559||6.3||6.8||-22||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||397||4.6||4.1||382||4.3||4.3||+15||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||39||0.5||0.6||66||0.7||0.7||-27||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||106||1.2||1.3||113||1.3||1.4||-7||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||55||0.6||1.0||55||0.6||1.0||0||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||230||2.7||2.6||209||2.4||2.4||+21||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||237||2.7||3.3||230||2.6||3.1||+7||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||315||3.6||5.0||346||3.9||4.8||-31||39000||P|
|Education and Training||619||7.2||7.6||633||7.2||7.0||-14||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||902||10.5||12.1||933||10.6||11.5||-31||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||46||0.5||0.8||33||0.4||0.8||+13||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||306||3.5||3.4||165||1.9||2.0||+141||44000||P|
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Mid North Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,951 people or 22.6%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (902 people or 10.5%)
- Manufacturing (881 people or 10.2%)
In combination these three industries employed 3,734 people in total or 43.3% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.4% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Mid North Region and Regional SA were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.6% compared to 14.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (8.5% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.5% compared to 12.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.6% compared to 5.0%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Mid North Region were for those employed in:
- Industry not classified (+141 resident workforce)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-69 resident workforce)
- Retail Trade (-57 resident workforce)