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Parkes Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Parkes 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 Parkes Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Parkes 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 Parkes 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Parkes Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69711.92.167610.72.1+21
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services651.10.9701.11.0-5
Wholesale Trade1192.03.11702.74.2-51
Retail Trade60810.49.769911.09.7-91
Accommodation and Food Services4277.37.14467.06.3-19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3616.24.74046.44.6-43
Information Media and Telecommunications340.62.2310.52.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services711.24.9661.04.8+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services550.91.8550.91.5--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1512.68.11862.97.4-35
Administrative and Support Services1532.63.51322.13.1+21
Public Administration and Safety4187.26.04146.55.8+4
Education and Training5058.68.44487.17.5+57
Health Care and Social Assistance71412.212.568810.810.9+26
Arts and Recreation Services360.61.5320.51.4+4
Other Services2504.33.72704.33.5-20
Industry not classified2203.84.71282.02.3+92
Total Persons5,848100.0100.06,032100.0100.0-184

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Parkes Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (714 people or 12.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (697 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (608 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,019 people in total or 34.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (7.7% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-107 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+92 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-91 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+57 resident workforce)

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