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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Light Regional Council, making up 20.2% 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 Light Regional Council.

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, Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80616.615.172018.014.9+86
Mining661.43.5280.73.7+38
Manufacturing98120.29.981820.511.6+163
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.31.0180.51.2-5
Construction4118.55.73127.85.8+99
Wholesale Trade1352.82.61183.03.0+17
Retail Trade2054.210.72345.911.1-29
Accommodation and Food Services2996.27.22325.87.3+67
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1994.13.81724.34.1+27
Information Media and Telecommunications310.60.6250.60.6+6
Financial and Insurance Services130.31.2250.61.4-12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services270.60.9350.91.0-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1713.52.41293.22.2+42
Administrative and Support Services1392.92.9661.72.7+73
Public Administration and Safety1202.54.9952.44.7+25
Education and Training58112.07.945911.57.2+122
Health Care and Social Assistance2825.812.02636.611.4+19
Arts and Recreation Services360.70.8220.60.8+14
Other Services1362.83.61483.73.6-12
Industry not classified1954.03.2741.92.0+121

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, Regional SA: 15.1% Mining, Regional SA: 3.5% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Construction, Regional SA: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.9% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.8% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Industry not classified, Regional SA: 3.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: 16.6% Mining, Light Regional Council: 1.4% Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: 20.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: 0.3% Construction, Light Regional Council: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: 2.8% Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: 4.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: 0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: 2.5% Education and Training, Light Regional Council: 12.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: 0.7% Other Services, Light Regional Council: 2.8% Industry not classified, Light Regional Council: 4.0%
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, Light Regional Council: +86 Mining, Light Regional Council: +38 Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: +163 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: -5 Construction, Light Regional Council: +99 Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: +17 Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: -29 Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: +67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: +27 Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: -12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: +42 Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: +73 Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: +25 Education and Training, Light Regional Council: +122 Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: +19 Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: +14 Other Services, Light Regional Council: -12 Industry not classified, Light Regional Council: +121
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 Light Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (981 local workers 20.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (806 local workers 16.6%)
  • Education and Training (581 local workers 12.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,368 people in total or 48.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 9.9% in Manufacturing; 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 7.9% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Light Regional Council and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (20.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (4.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.8% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Light Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+163 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+122 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+121 local workers)
  • Construction (+99 local workers)

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