Leeton Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Leeton 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 Leeton Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Leeton 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 Leeton 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Leeton Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing57511.32.056111.92.1+14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1162.31.01393.00.9-23
Wholesale Trade1192.32.81212.63.1-2
Retail Trade3967.89.04018.59.7-5
Accommodation and Food Services2715.36.22324.97.1+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2034.04.62044.34.7-1
Information Media and Telecommunications200.41.8170.42.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services491.05.3581.24.9-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services290.61.7300.61.8-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1112.28.91272.78.1-16
Administrative and Support Services1583.13.21322.83.5+26
Public Administration and Safety2885.76.12335.06.0+55
Education and Training56911.28.751210.98.4+57
Health Care and Social Assistance4809.514.43677.812.5+113
Arts and Recreation Services280.61.4210.41.5+7
Other Services2074.13.41553.33.7+52
Industry not classified2244.44.62074.44.7+17
Total Persons5,064100.0100.04,694100.0100.0+370

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Leeton Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (839 people or 16.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (575 people or 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (569 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,983 people in total or 39.1% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (16.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.5% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+113 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+57 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+55 resident workforce)
  • Other Services (+52 resident workforce)

Leeton Shire

economic profile