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RDA BGLAP Region

Resident workers - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of RDA BGLAP Region’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 RDA BGLAP Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in RDA BGLAP Region, 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 RDA BGLAP Region 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
RDA BGLAP Region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0556.34.01,9346.23.9+121
Mining3511.11.23551.11.3-4
Manufacturing4,66414.48.05,53217.710.5-868
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3431.11.23421.11.3+1
Construction2,7358.47.62,5608.27.5+175
Wholesale Trade8532.62.81,0333.33.5-180
Retail Trade3,28010.110.73,32310.711.2-43
Accommodation and Food Services1,9185.96.71,7945.86.3+124
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6135.04.11,5044.84.2+109
Information Media and Telecommunications2720.81.32660.91.4+6
Financial and Insurance Services4631.42.75141.63.0-51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3561.11.33141.01.3+42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1353.55.61,0353.35.5+100
Administrative and Support Services1,3414.13.61,0893.53.4+252
Public Administration and Safety1,9756.17.11,8606.07.1+115
Education and Training2,5838.08.62,2227.17.9+361
Health Care and Social Assistance3,81511.814.83,48011.213.6+335
Arts and Recreation Services3841.21.43531.11.3+31
Other Services1,1893.73.91,1333.63.9+56
Industry not classified1,0843.33.35241.71.9+560

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, 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: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.6% 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: 6.3% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.1% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: 14.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.1% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.6% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 6.1% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.2% Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.7% Industry not classified, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.3%
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, RDA BGLAP Region: +121 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: -4 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: -868 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +1 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +175 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -180 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -43 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +124 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: +109 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -51 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +42 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +100 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +252 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: +115 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: +361 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +335 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +31 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +56 Industry not classified, RDA BGLAP Region: +560
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 RDA BGLAP Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (4,664 people or 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,815 people or 11.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,280 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,759 people in total or 36.3% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (14.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-868 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+560 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+361 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+335 resident workforce)

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