Leeton Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Leeton Shire, making up 18.0% of total employment.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Leeton Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing53711.42.054812.02.2-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1002.11.01312.90.9-31
Wholesale Trade1162.52.91192.63.1-3
Retail Trade3547.59.03828.49.7-28
Accommodation and Food Services2655.66.22264.97.1+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1884.04.61924.24.7-4
Information Media and Telecommunications180.41.9210.52.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services440.95.3541.25.0-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services330.71.7310.71.8+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1112.48.91342.98.1-23
Administrative and Support Services1393.03.21122.43.5+27
Public Administration and Safety2495.35.82114.65.9+38
Education and Training58112.48.752411.58.3+57
Health Care and Social Assistance4138.814.43277.212.5+86
Arts and Recreation Services210.41.4190.41.5+2
Other Services1763.73.41393.03.7+37
Industry not classified2014.34.62054.54.7-4
Total persons4,694100.0100.04,573100.0100.0+121

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Leeton Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (844 people or 18.0%)
  • Education and Training (581 people or 12.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (537 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,962 people in total or 41.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.5% in Manufacturing; 8.7% in Education and Training and 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Leeton Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (18.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.8% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Leeton Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+86 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-86 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+57 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+39 local workers)

Leeton Shire

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