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Employment by industry (Total)

In Parkes Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 839 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Parkes Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Parkes Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Parkes Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Parkes Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78612.22.272211.42.2+64
Mining65110.11.15288.31.2+124
Manufacturing2103.36.53295.28.0-119
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services781.20.9861.41.1-8
Construction3525.59.34176.68.2-65
Wholesale Trade1292.03.21913.04.2-62
Retail Trade64210.010.072211.410.1-79
Accommodation and Food Services4947.77.54727.47.1+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4567.14.84126.55.2+44
Information Media and Telecommunications270.42.2510.82.6-24
Financial and Insurance Services821.35.0761.25.1+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services530.81.7560.91.8-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1392.18.71762.88.3-37
Administrative and Support Services1402.23.41572.53.5-17
Public Administration and Safety4466.95.84417.06.0+5
Education and Training5889.19.15027.98.2+86
Health Care and Social Assistance83913.013.368910.911.7+150
Arts and Recreation Services540.81.6410.61.7+14
Other Services2794.33.72734.33.9+6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% 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: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: 12.2% Mining, Parkes Shire: 10.1% Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: 1.2% Construction, Parkes Shire: 5.5% Wholesale Trade, Parkes Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: 6.9% Education and Training, Parkes Shire: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: 0.8% Other Services, Parkes Shire: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: +64 Mining, Parkes Shire: +124 Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: -119 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: -8 Construction, Parkes Shire: -65 Wholesale Trade, Parkes Shire: -62 Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: -79 Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: +22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: +44 Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: -24 Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: -37 Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: -17 Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: +5 Education and Training, Parkes Shire: +86 Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: +150 Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: +14 Other Services, Parkes Shire: +6
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (839 people or 13.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (786 people or 12.2%)
  • Mining (651 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,276 people in total or 35.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 1.1% in Mining.

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 (12.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (10.1% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.5% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Parkes Shire increased by 106 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Parkes Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+150 local workers)
  • Mining (+124 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-119 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+86 local workers)

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