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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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Parkes Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69711.92.167611.22.2+21
Mining4477.60.94427.31.0+5
Manufacturing2103.65.83175.38.4-107
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services651.10.9701.21.1-5
Construction3075.28.43585.97.3-51
Wholesale Trade1192.03.11702.84.4-51
Retail Trade60810.49.769911.610.3-91
Accommodation and Food Services4277.37.14467.46.7-19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3616.24.74046.74.9-43
Information Media and Telecommunications340.62.2310.52.3+3
Financial and Insurance Services711.24.9661.15.0+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services550.91.8550.91.60
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1512.68.11863.17.9-35
Administrative and Support Services1532.63.51322.23.3+21
Public Administration and Safety4187.16.04146.96.1+4
Education and Training5058.68.44487.47.9+57
Health Care and Social Assistance71412.212.568811.411.6+26
Arts and Recreation Services360.61.5320.51.5+4
Other Services2504.33.72704.53.7-20
Industry not classified2203.84.71282.12.5+92

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% 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: 11.9% Mining, Parkes Shire: 7.6% Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: 1.1% Construction, Parkes Shire: 5.2% Wholesale Trade, Parkes Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: 7.1% Education and Training, Parkes Shire: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Parkes Shire: 4.3% Industry not classified, Parkes Shire: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: +21 Mining, Parkes Shire: +5 Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: -107 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: -5 Construction, Parkes Shire: -51 Wholesale Trade, Parkes Shire: -51 Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: -91 Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: -19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: -43 Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: -35 Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: +21 Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: +4 Education and Training, Parkes Shire: +57 Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: +26 Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: +4 Other Services, Parkes Shire: -20 Industry not classified, Parkes Shire: +92
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

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 34.5% 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 (7.6% 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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