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Upper Lachlan Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Upper Lachlan Shire, making up 40.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Canberra 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 Upper Lachlan Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
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Industry
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Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing88740.96.186742.57.3+20
Mining30.12.400.01.7+3
Manufacturing723.38.6562.79.6+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.21.5150.71.4+10
Construction964.46.11155.66.0-19
Wholesale Trade361.72.9422.13.1-6
Retail Trade1537.112.31497.313.3+4
Accommodation and Food Services1205.58.31075.28.2+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing622.93.9562.74.0+6
Information Media and Telecommunications130.60.9110.51.1+2
Financial and Insurance Services110.52.3130.62.4-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services110.51.540.21.6+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services673.14.6783.84.3-11
Administrative and Support Services241.12.4170.82.2+7
Public Administration and Safety1135.26.81125.56.6+1
Education and Training1587.39.21276.28.8+31
Health Care and Social Assistance2009.213.91627.912.2+38
Arts and Recreation Services140.61.2110.51.2+3
Other Services833.84.1703.44.0+13
Industry not classified211.00.8271.30.9-6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 6.1% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Construction, Regional NSW: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.9% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.8% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.1% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 0.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 40.9% Mining, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.2% Construction, Upper Lachlan Shire: 4.4% Wholesale Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.7% Retail Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.2% Education and Training, Upper Lachlan Shire: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.8% Industry not classified, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +20 Mining, Upper Lachlan Shire: +3 Manufacturing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +10 Construction, Upper Lachlan Shire: -19 Wholesale Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: -6 Retail Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: +4 Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Lachlan Shire: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -11 Administrative and Support Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +7 Public Administration and Safety, Upper Lachlan Shire: +1 Education and Training, Upper Lachlan Shire: +31 Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Lachlan Shire: +38 Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +3 Other Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +13 Industry not classified, Upper Lachlan Shire: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Upper Lachlan Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (887 local workers 40.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (200 local workers 9.2%)
  • Education and Training (158 local workers 7.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,245 people in total or 57.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 6.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Upper Lachlan Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (40.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (7.1% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.2% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Upper Lachlan Shire.

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