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Parkes Shire

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 Monash 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).

Data source

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, City of Monash 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 Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing67812.12.270711.92.2-29
Mining4187.40.94447.51.0-26
Manufacturing1562.85.93015.18.5-145
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services621.10.9671.11.1-5
Construction2584.68.42955.07.3-37
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 Assistance70812.612.567611.411.6+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
Total persons5,617100.0100.05,950100.0100.0-333

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

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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 people or 12.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (678 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (594 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,980 people in total or 35.3% of the 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (7.4% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of 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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