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Yass Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Yass Valley Council area, making up 15.9% 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 Yass Valley Council area.

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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Yass Valley Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional NSW %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60315.96.0
Mining180.52.4
Manufacturing1373.66.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services411.11.3
Construction3398.97.1
Wholesale Trade742.02.0
Retail Trade3419.011.0
Accommodation and Food Services46112.28.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1102.93.8
Information Media and Telecommunications260.70.8
Financial and Insurance Services381.02.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services541.41.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1945.14.4
Administrative and Support Services772.02.9
Public Administration and Safety2055.46.7
Education and Training3338.89.3
Health Care and Social Assistance39510.415.1
Arts and Recreation Services501.31.2
Other Services1293.44.0
Industry not classified1664.43.8

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, Yass Valley Council area: 15.9% Mining, Yass Valley Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Yass Valley Council area: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.1% Construction, Yass Valley Council area: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Yass Valley Council area: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley Council area: 12.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley Council area: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley Council area: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley Council area: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley Council area: 5.4% Education and Training, Yass Valley Council area: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley Council area: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.3% Other Services, Yass Valley Council area: 3.4% Industry not classified, Yass Valley Council area: 4.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (603 local workers 15.9%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (461 local workers 12.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (395 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,459 people in total or 38.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 6.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.6% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Yass Valley Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.4% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.6% compared to 6.2%)

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