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Yass Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

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In Yass Valley Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 721 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Yass Valley Council area. 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 Canberra Region 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 Canberra Region'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.

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Employment (total) by industry
Yass Valley Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing72116.26.490820.06.0-188
Mining310.72.8471.03.2-15
Manufacturing1924.37.01423.112.7+50
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services481.11.61102.41.6-62
Construction4279.68.049110.87.5-63
Wholesale Trade1022.32.3871.92.9+15
Retail Trade3948.910.84349.610.9-40
Accommodation and Food Services58313.18.454212.07.7+41
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1443.24.11613.64.2-18
Information Media and Telecommunications220.51.1340.81.1-12
Financial and Insurance Services200.41.9370.81.9-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services611.41.4400.91.5+21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1974.44.42244.94.1-27
Administrative and Support Services1202.73.31152.52.9+5
Public Administration and Safety2014.56.42295.06.1-27
Education and Training3958.99.33437.68.2+52
Health Care and Social Assistance56912.814.94199.212.1+151
Arts and Recreation Services641.41.7481.11.4+16
Other Services1543.54.21242.74.2+30

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

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 6.4% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.8% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.6% Construction, Regional NSW: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 1.9% 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: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.4% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 14.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.7% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Yass Valley Council area: 16.2% Mining, Yass Valley Council area: 0.7% Manufacturing, Yass Valley Council area: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.1% Construction, Yass Valley Council area: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley Council area: 2.3% Retail Trade, Yass Valley Council area: 8.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley Council area: 13.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley Council area: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley Council area: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley Council area: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley Council area: 4.5% Education and Training, Yass Valley Council area: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley Council area: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Yass Valley Council area: 3.5%
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, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Yass Valley Council area: -188 Mining, Yass Valley Council area: -15 Manufacturing, Yass Valley Council area: +50 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley Council area: -62 Construction, Yass Valley Council area: -63 Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley Council area: +15 Retail Trade, Yass Valley Council area: -40 Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley Council area: +41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley Council area: -18 Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley Council area: -12 Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley Council area: -17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley Council area: +21 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley Council area: -27 Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley Council area: +5 Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley Council area: -27 Education and Training, Yass Valley Council area: +52 Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley Council area: +151 Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley Council area: +16 Other Services, Yass Valley Council area: +30
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 Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (721 people or 16.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (583 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (569 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,873 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.4% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 14.9% 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 (16.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (13.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Yass Valley Council area decreased by 89 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Yass Valley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-188 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+151 local workers)
  • Construction (-63 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-62 local workers)

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