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Kingston District Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Kingston District Council area, making up 31.3% 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 Kingston District Council area.

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. Kingston District Council area 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 Kingston District Council area.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Kingston District Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional SA %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing29031.315.1
Mining00.03.5
Manufacturing596.49.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.01.0
Construction646.95.7
Wholesale Trade202.22.6
Retail Trade11812.710.7
Accommodation and Food Services616.67.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing252.73.8
Information Media and Telecommunications30.30.6
Financial and Insurance Services80.91.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60.60.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services131.42.4
Administrative and Support Services161.72.9
Public Administration and Safety293.14.9
Education and Training576.27.9
Health Care and Social Assistance9810.612.0
Arts and Recreation Services30.30.8
Other Services363.93.6
Industry not classified202.23.2

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, Kingston District Council area: 31.3% Mining, Kingston District Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Kingston District Council area: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Kingston District Council area: 0.0% Construction, Kingston District Council area: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Kingston District Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Kingston District Council area: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Kingston District Council area: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Kingston District Council area: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Kingston District Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Kingston District Council area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Kingston District Council area: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Kingston District Council area: 1.4% Administrative and Support Services, Kingston District Council area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Kingston District Council area: 3.1% Education and Training, Kingston District Council area: 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Kingston District Council area: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Kingston District Council area: 0.3% Other Services, Kingston District Council area: 3.9% Industry not classified, Kingston District Council area: 2.2%
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 Kingston District Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (290 local workers 31.3%)
  • Retail Trade (118 local workers 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (98 local workers 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 506 people in total or 54.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (31.3% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 3.5%)

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