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Workforce Development

The Yorke and Mid North region is in the central part of the State with a population of 74,521 representing 4.7% of the State’s population. The region encompasses the Skills for Jobs in Regions Jobs and Skills Regional Networks of Mid North, Southern Flinders and Yorke Peninsula regions. The three Jobs and Skills Regional Networks have agreed on the following aim and values to underpin their approach to employment and training initiatives across the region:


All members of our communities have the opportunity and ability to participate in the workforce and contribute to the regions economic and social prosperity.


  • Inclusiveness
  • Accessibility
  • Engagement
  • Respect for individual and community differences.

The region includes the local government areas of Barunga West, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Copper Coast, Goyder, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo/Carrieton, Peterborough, Port Pirie, Wakefield, Yorke Peninsula.

A more detailed population and workforce regional profile for the Yorke and Mid North can be found here.

Key Industries

At the time of the 2006 Census, the industries in which the largest proportion of residents of the Yorke and Mid North and Southern Flinders were employed:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.3%) 5,708 employed
  • Retail Trade (13.7%) 3,903 employed
  • Health and Community Services (12.1%) 3,435 employed
  • Manufacturing (10.1) 2,736 employed.


Region: Southern Flinders
Name: Mark Sheasby
Position: Industry Skills Manager - Southern Flinders
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Ph: 0407 606 899

Region: Mid North
Name: Larissa Mackrill
Position: Industry Skills Manager
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Ph: 0459444321