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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Shire of Plantagenet, making up 26.4% of total employment.

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

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 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. The Shire of Plantagenet currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Shire of Plantagenet subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Plantagenet 2016
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing53426.42.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.31.2
Wholesale Trade301.52.5
Retail Trade984.89.5
Accommodation and Food Services673.36.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing864.34.6
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.0
Financial and Insurance Services251.22.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services130.61.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services452.26.4
Administrative and Support Services321.63.3
Public Administration and Safety1075.36.2
Education and Training1427.08.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1396.911.7
Arts and Recreation Services130.61.6
Other Services532.63.9
Industry not classified793.94.6

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, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Plantagenet: 26.4% Mining, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.4% Manufacturing, Shire of Plantagenet: 21.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.3% Construction, Shire of Plantagenet: 5.2% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.5% Retail Trade, Shire of Plantagenet: 4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Plantagenet: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Plantagenet: 5.3% Education and Training, Shire of Plantagenet: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Plantagenet: 6.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.6% Other Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.6% Industry not classified, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (534 local workers 26.4%)
  • Manufacturing (440 local workers 21.7%)
  • Education and Training (142 local workers 7.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,116 people in total or 55.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.6% in Manufacturing; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Plantagenet and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (21.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.9% compared to 11.7%)