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District Council of Grant

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in District Council of Grant, making up 40.4% 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 District Council of Grant.

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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. District Council of Grant is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for District Council of Grant.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
District Council of Grant 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional SA %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing91840.415.1
Mining50.23.5
Manufacturing37316.49.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.11.0
Construction1124.95.7
Wholesale Trade723.22.6
Retail Trade431.910.7
Accommodation and Food Services893.97.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1185.23.8
Information Media and Telecommunications40.20.6
Financial and Insurance Services80.41.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services140.60.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services301.32.4
Administrative and Support Services261.12.9
Public Administration and Safety1406.24.9
Education and Training1145.07.9
Health Care and Social Assistance652.912.0
Arts and Recreation Services231.00.8
Other Services411.83.6
Industry not classified733.23.2

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, District Council of Grant: 40.4% Mining, District Council of Grant: 0.2% Manufacturing, District Council of Grant: 16.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Grant: 0.1% Construction, District Council of Grant: 4.9% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Grant: 3.2% Retail Trade, District Council of Grant: 1.9% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Grant: 3.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Grant: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Grant: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Grant: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Grant: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Grant: 1.3% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Grant: 1.1% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Grant: 6.2% Education and Training, District Council of Grant: 5.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Grant: 2.9% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Grant: 1.0% Other Services, District Council of Grant: 1.8% Industry not classified, District Council of Grant: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 District Council of Grant in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (918 local workers 40.4%)
  • Manufacturing (373 local workers 16.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (140 local workers 6.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,431 people in total or 63.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.9% in Manufacturing; and 4.9% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (40.4% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (2.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (1.9% compared to 10.7%)

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