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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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Light Regional Council 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6579.014.66499.414.3+8
Mining690.92.8911.33.0-22
Manufacturing1,02214.09.41,16716.911.2-145
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services630.91.1711.01.2-8
Construction6058.37.05528.07.1+53
Wholesale Trade1982.72.62083.03.0-10
Retail Trade6719.210.46699.710.8+2
Accommodation and Food Services4205.76.73685.36.8+52
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3715.14.13194.64.3+52
Information Media and Telecommunications630.90.6560.80.7+7
Financial and Insurance Services1051.41.31121.61.4-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services670.91.0580.81.0+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2663.62.62373.42.4+29
Administrative and Support Services2693.73.32273.33.1+42
Public Administration and Safety4836.65.04346.34.8+49
Education and Training5878.07.64997.27.0+88
Health Care and Social Assistance83311.412.175510.911.5+78
Arts and Recreation Services901.20.8681.00.8+22
Other Services2573.53.62303.33.6+27
Industry not classified2152.93.41321.92.0+83

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, Regional SA: 14.6% Mining, Regional SA: 2.8% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Construction, Regional SA: 7.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.8% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Industry not classified, Regional SA: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: 9.0% Mining, Light Regional Council: 0.9% Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: 14.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: 0.9% Construction, Light Regional Council: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: 2.7% Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: 6.6% Education and Training, Light Regional Council: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: 1.2% Other Services, Light Regional Council: 3.5% Industry not classified, Light Regional Council: 2.9%
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, Light Regional Council: +8 Mining, Light Regional Council: -22 Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: -145 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: -8 Construction, Light Regional Council: +53 Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: -10 Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: +2 Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: +52 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: +52 Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: +29 Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: +42 Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: +49 Education and Training, Light Regional Council: +88 Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: +78 Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: +22 Other Services, Light Regional Council: +27 Industry not classified, Light Regional Council: +83
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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