Glenelg Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Glenelg Shire's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Glenelg Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Glenelg Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Glenelg Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Glenelg Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,15413.92.21,11312.02.1+41
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services861.01.11041.11.0-18
Wholesale Trade1992.43.22292.54.3-30
Retail Trade7148.610.28419.110.2-127
Accommodation and Food Services5406.56.66096.65.8-69
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5466.64.84975.44.4+49
Information Media and Telecommunications430.51.9390.41.9+4
Financial and Insurance Services811.03.9981.13.9-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services760.91.6800.91.3-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2362.87.92412.67.3-5
Administrative and Support Services1842.23.41791.93.1+5
Public Administration and Safety4375.35.34214.55.0+16
Education and Training5706.98.65866.37.6-16
Health Care and Social Assistance1,14513.812.51,08711.710.9+58
Arts and Recreation Services811.01.91021.11.6-21
Other Services2883.53.63013.33.4-13
Industry not classified3744.54.72072.22.3+167
Total Persons8,315100.0100.08,800100.0100.0-485

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Glenelg Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,154 people or 13.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,145 people or 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing (1,051 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,350 people in total or 40.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (12.7% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Glenelg Shire were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-386 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+167 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-127 resident workforce)
  • Construction (-112 resident workforce)

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