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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Limestone Coast region, making up 17.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Limestone Coast 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 the Limestone Coast 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, Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,92117.34.04,87416.83.9+47
Mining460.21.2490.21.3-3
Manufacturing3,42212.08.04,22914.610.6-807
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1990.71.22310.81.3-32
Construction1,6025.67.61,7856.27.5-183
Wholesale Trade8503.02.81,0263.53.5-176
Retail Trade3,47712.210.73,61312.511.2-136
Accommodation and Food Services1,8916.66.71,9786.86.2-87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1674.14.11,2024.14.1-35
Information Media and Telecommunications1760.61.32090.71.4-33
Financial and Insurance Services4201.52.74511.63.0-31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2881.01.32831.01.3+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7222.55.56652.35.5+57
Administrative and Support Services5832.03.66042.13.4-21
Public Administration and Safety1,1954.27.11,1113.87.1+84
Education and Training2,1057.48.71,9406.78.0+165
Health Care and Social Assistance3,19211.214.82,89710.013.6+295
Arts and Recreation Services1730.61.41790.61.3-6
Other Services1,1374.03.91,1223.93.9+15
Industry not classified9533.33.35561.91.9+397

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, Limestone Coast region: 17.3% Mining, Limestone Coast region: 0.2% Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: 12.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% Construction, Limestone Coast region: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: 3.0% Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: 4.2% Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.6% Other Services, Limestone Coast region: 4.0% Industry not classified, Limestone Coast 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 employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: +47 Mining, Limestone Coast region: -3 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: -807 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: -32 Construction, Limestone Coast region: -183 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: -176 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: -136 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: -87 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -35 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: -33 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: -31 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: +57 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -21 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: +84 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: +165 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: +295 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: -6 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: +15 Industry not classified, Limestone Coast region: +397
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4,921 local workers 17.3%)
  • Retail Trade (3,477 local workers 12.2%)
  • Manufacturing (3,422 local workers 12.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,820 people in total or 41.4% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.0% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-807 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+397 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+295 local workers)
  • Construction (-183 local workers)

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