Light Regional Council
Resident workers - Industry
Manufacturing employs more of Light Regional Council’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 Light Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Light Regional Council, 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 Light Regional Council 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
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Light Regional Council||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Regional SA%||Number||%||Regional SA%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||657||9.0||14.6||649||9.4||14.3||+8||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||63||0.9||1.1||71||1.0||1.2||-8||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||420||5.7||6.7||368||5.3||6.8||+52||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||371||5.1||4.1||319||4.6||4.3||+52||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||63||0.9||0.6||56||0.8||0.7||+7||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||105||1.4||1.3||112||1.6||1.4||-7||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||67||0.9||1.0||58||0.8||1.0||+9||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||266||3.6||2.6||237||3.4||2.4||+29||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||269||3.7||3.3||227||3.3||3.1||+42||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||483||6.6||5.0||434||6.3||4.8||+49||39000||P|
|Education and Training||587||8.0||7.6||499||7.2||7.0||+88||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||833||11.4||12.1||755||10.9||11.5||+78||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||90||1.2||0.8||68||1.0||0.8||+22||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||215||2.9||3.4||132||1.9||2.0||+83||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Light Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Manufacturing (1,022 people or 14.0%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (833 people or 11.4%)
- Retail Trade (671 people or 9.2%)
In combination these three industries employed 2,526 people in total or 34.6% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, Regional SA employed 9.4% in Manufacturing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.4% in Retail Trade.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Light Regional Council and Regional SA were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (14.0% compared to 9.4%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (6.6% compared to 5.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.0% compared to 14.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (0.9% compared to 2.8%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Light Regional Council were for those employed in:
- Manufacturing (-145 resident workforce)
- Education and Training (+88 resident workforce)
- Industry not classified (+83 resident workforce)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+78 resident workforce)