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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Yass Valley, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,101 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Yass Valley. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Yass Valley regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Yass Valley's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Yass Valley2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Australian Capital Territory%Number%Australian Capital Territory%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,10122.60.175016.90.1+351
Mining220.40.0170.40.0+5
Manufacturing1693.51.51743.92.0-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1112.30.71202.70.7-9
Construction52410.86.156612.86.0-41
Wholesale Trade962.01.3912.11.4+6
Retail Trade4399.07.345610.37.4-17
Accommodation and Food Services56611.65.554612.35.4+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1262.62.31292.92.3-4
Information Media and Telecommunications260.52.0220.52.0+3
Financial and Insurance Services420.91.8390.91.8+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services430.91.3410.91.3+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2705.610.42335.310.4+37
Administrative and Support Services1252.62.31012.32.3+24
Public Administration and Safety2625.434.92265.134.7+36
Education and Training3577.38.73307.58.7+27
Health Care and Social Assistance3978.28.74099.28.6-12
Arts and Recreation Services511.01.7441.01.7+7
Other Services1382.83.31313.03.3+7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Australian Capital Territory: 0.1% Mining, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Manufacturing, Australian Capital Territory: 1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Australian Capital Territory: 0.7% Construction, Australian Capital Territory: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Australian Capital Territory: 1.3% Retail Trade, Australian Capital Territory: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Australian Capital Territory: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Australian Capital Territory: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Australian Capital Territory: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Australian Capital Territory: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Australian Capital Territory: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Australian Capital Territory: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, Australian Capital Territory: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Australian Capital Territory: 34.9% Education and Training, Australian Capital Territory: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Australian Capital Territory: 8.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Australian Capital Territory: 1.7% Other Services, Australian Capital Territory: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Yass Valley: 22.6% Mining, Yass Valley: 0.4% Manufacturing, Yass Valley: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley: 2.3% Construction, Yass Valley: 10.8% Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley: 2.0% Retail Trade, Yass Valley: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley: 11.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley: 5.4% Education and Training, Yass Valley: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley: 8.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley: 1.0% Other Services, Yass Valley: 2.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Yass Valley: +351 Mining, Yass Valley: +5 Manufacturing, Yass Valley: -5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley: -9 Construction, Yass Valley: -41 Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley: +6 Retail Trade, Yass Valley: -17 Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley: +19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley: +37 Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley: +36 Education and Training, Yass Valley: +27 Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley: -12 Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley: +7 Other Services, Yass Valley: +7
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Yass Valley in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,101 people or 22.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (566 people or 11.6%)
  • Construction (524 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,190 people in total or 45.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Australian Capital Territory employed 0.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.5% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 6.1% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Yass Valley and Australian Capital Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.6% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.4% compared to 34.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.6% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Yass Valley increased by 437 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Yass Valley was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+351 local workers)

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