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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Federation Council area, making up 19.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Federation Council area 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 the Federation Council area.

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).

Data source

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, the Federation Council area 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
Federation Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing93719.02.281716.12.2+120
Mining60.10.940.11.0+2
Manufacturing81416.55.91,04220.58.5-228
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.40.9300.61.1-9
Construction2825.78.42304.57.3+52
Wholesale Trade881.83.11753.44.5-87
Retail Trade4008.19.74198.310.4-19
Accommodation and Food Services59612.17.164212.76.7-46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2705.54.73046.05.0-34
Information Media and Telecommunications100.22.2100.22.3--
Financial and Insurance Services260.55.0400.85.1-14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services240.51.8541.11.6-30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1272.68.11262.57.9+1
Administrative and Support Services1112.33.51012.03.3+10
Public Administration and Safety1863.85.91803.55.9+6
Education and Training2314.78.32514.97.9-20
Health Care and Social Assistance3296.712.53176.211.6+12
Arts and Recreation Services701.41.5531.01.5+17
Other Services1613.33.71372.73.8+24
Industry not classified2304.74.71322.62.5+98
Total persons4,919100.0100.05,075100.0100.0-156

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Federation Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (937 people or 19.0%)
  • Manufacturing (814 people or 16.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (596 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,347 people in total or 47.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.9% in Manufacturing and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (16.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Federation Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-228 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+120 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+98 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-87 local workers)

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