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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 36.1% 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 varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Upper Lachlan Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Upper Lachlan Shire 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90136.16.086238.86.1+39
Mining00.02.400.02.50
Manufacturing512.06.2773.58.6-26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services321.31.3251.11.5+7
Construction1345.47.11125.06.4+22
Wholesale Trade361.42.0411.82.8-5
Retail Trade1827.311.01536.912.0+29
Accommodation and Food Services1596.48.61275.78.3+32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing632.53.8572.64.0+6
Information Media and Telecommunications180.70.8190.90.9-1
Financial and Insurance Services130.52.0200.92.2-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.41.490.41.5+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services893.64.4753.44.4+14
Administrative and Support Services492.02.9251.12.5+24
Public Administration and Safety1435.76.71135.16.6+30
Education and Training1847.49.31426.48.8+42
Health Care and Social Assistance2319.315.12139.613.5+18
Arts and Recreation Services150.61.2190.91.2-4
Other Services1004.04.0873.94.0+13
Industry not classified843.43.8431.92.1+41

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 6.0% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.7% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 36.1% Mining, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.3% Construction, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: 1.4% Retail Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.7% Education and Training, Upper Lachlan Shire: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: 4.0% Industry not classified, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +39 Mining, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Upper Lachlan Shire: -26 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +7 Construction, Upper Lachlan Shire: +22 Wholesale Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: -5 Retail Trade, Upper Lachlan Shire: +29 Accommodation and Food Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +32 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Upper Lachlan Shire: +6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Upper Lachlan Shire: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +14 Administrative and Support Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Upper Lachlan Shire: +30 Education and Training, Upper Lachlan Shire: +42 Health Care and Social Assistance, Upper Lachlan Shire: +18 Arts and Recreation Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: -4 Other Services, Upper Lachlan Shire: +13 Industry not classified, Upper Lachlan Shire: +41
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Upper Lachlan Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (901 local workers 36.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (231 local workers 9.3%)
  • Education and Training (184 local workers 7.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,316 people in total or 52.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 6.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.3% 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 (36.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.3% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (7.3% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Upper Lachlan Shire.

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