RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Mid North Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,95122.64.02,02022.03.7-69
Mining1311.51.21391.51.2-8
Manufacturing88110.28.09089.99.9-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1001.21.21011.11.3-1
Construction5105.97.65435.97.1-33
Wholesale Trade2492.92.82863.13.3-37
Retail Trade7318.510.77888.610.6-57
Accommodation and Food Services5376.26.75596.15.9-22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3974.64.13824.23.9+15
Information Media and Telecommunications390.51.3660.71.4-27
Financial and Insurance Services1061.22.71131.22.8-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services550.61.3550.61.2--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2302.75.62092.35.2+21
Administrative and Support Services2372.73.62302.53.2+7
Public Administration and Safety3153.67.13463.86.7-31
Education and Training6197.28.66336.97.5-14
Health Care and Social Assistance90210.514.893310.212.8-31
Arts and Recreation Services460.51.4330.41.2+13
Other Services2893.33.92963.23.7-7
Industry not classified3063.53.31651.81.8+141
Total Persons8,631100.0100.08,805100.0100.0-174

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

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, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.0% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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)
  • Wholesale Trade (-37 resident workforce)

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