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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Parkes Shire, making up 12.6% of total employment.

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

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, Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing67812.12.270711.92.2-29
Mining4187.40.94447.41.0-26
Manufacturing1562.85.93015.08.5-145
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services621.10.9671.11.1-5
Construction2584.68.42954.97.3-37
Wholesale Trade1192.13.11803.04.5-61
Retail Trade59410.69.772012.110.4-126
Accommodation and Food Services4457.97.14367.36.7+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3566.34.73706.25.0-14
Information Media and Telecommunications260.52.2290.52.3-3
Financial and Insurance Services661.25.0741.25.1-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services561.01.8540.91.6+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1372.48.11843.17.9-47
Administrative and Support Services1322.43.51302.23.3+2
Public Administration and Safety4307.75.94357.35.9-5
Education and Training5079.08.34557.67.9+52
Health Care and Social Assistance70812.612.567611.311.6+32
Arts and Recreation Services390.71.5250.41.5+14
Other Services2354.23.72544.33.8-19
Industry not classified1953.54.71272.12.5+68

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: 12.1% Mining, Parkes Shire: 7.4% Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: 1.1% Construction, Parkes Shire: 4.6% Wholesale Trade, Parkes Shire: 2.1% Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: 7.7% Education and Training, Parkes Shire: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: 0.7% Other Services, Parkes Shire: 4.2% Industry not classified, Parkes Shire: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: -29 Mining, Parkes Shire: -26 Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: -145 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: -5 Construction, Parkes Shire: -37 Wholesale Trade, Parkes Shire: -61 Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: -126 Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: +9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: -47 Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: +2 Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: -5 Education and Training, Parkes Shire: +52 Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: +32 Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: +14 Other Services, Parkes Shire: -19 Industry not classified, Parkes Shire: +68
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Parkes Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (708 local workers 12.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (678 local workers 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (594 local workers 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,980 people in total or 35.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (7.4% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Parkes Shire were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-145 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-126 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+68 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-61 local workers)

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