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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in RDA BGLAP Region, making up 16.5% of total employment.

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

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 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, RDA BGLAP Region 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
RDA BGLAP Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,37410.14.02,0739.73.9+301
Mining1290.61.2900.41.3+39
Manufacturing3,87116.58.04,15819.410.6-287
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1370.61.2970.51.3+40
Construction1,2915.57.61,1925.67.5+99
Wholesale Trade4421.92.85842.73.5-142
Retail Trade2,57011.010.72,49911.611.2+71
Accommodation and Food Services1,8668.06.71,6177.56.2+249
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8253.54.18123.84.1+13
Information Media and Telecommunications1700.71.31440.71.4+26
Financial and Insurance Services2911.22.73081.43.0-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2401.01.32191.01.3+21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7603.25.56953.25.5+65
Administrative and Support Services1,0104.33.67623.53.4+248
Public Administration and Safety7203.17.16062.87.1+114
Education and Training2,1519.28.71,8838.88.0+268
Health Care and Social Assistance2,60911.114.82,33510.913.6+274
Arts and Recreation Services2911.21.42671.21.3+24
Other Services8623.73.97783.63.9+84
Industry not classified8163.53.33521.61.9+464

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, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: 10.1% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: 16.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.6% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.5% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.1% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.2% Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.7% Industry not classified, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: +301 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: +39 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: -287 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +40 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +99 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -142 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +71 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +249 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: +13 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +26 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +21 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +65 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +248 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: +114 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: +268 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +274 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +24 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +84 Industry not classified, RDA BGLAP Region: +464
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in RDA BGLAP Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,871 local workers 16.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,609 local workers 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,570 local workers 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,050 people in total or 38.6% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.0% in Manufacturing; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+464 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+301 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-287 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+274 local workers)

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