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District Council of Robe

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in District Council of Robe, making up 25.8% 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 Robe.

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 Robe 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 Robe.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
District Council of Robe 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional SA %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing16425.815.1
Mining00.03.5
Manufacturing314.99.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.51.0
Construction487.65.7
Wholesale Trade121.92.6
Retail Trade7712.110.7
Accommodation and Food Services12920.37.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing50.83.8
Information Media and Telecommunications40.60.6
Financial and Insurance Services30.51.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services253.90.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services132.02.4
Administrative and Support Services111.72.9
Public Administration and Safety182.84.9
Education and Training182.87.9
Health Care and Social Assistance264.112.0
Arts and Recreation Services00.00.8
Other Services172.73.6
Industry not classified314.93.2

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 Robe: 25.8% Mining, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Manufacturing, District Council of Robe: 4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Robe: 0.5% Construction, District Council of Robe: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Robe: 1.9% Retail Trade, District Council of Robe: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Robe: 20.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Robe: 0.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Robe: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Robe: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Robe: 3.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Robe: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Robe: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Robe: 2.8% Education and Training, District Council of Robe: 2.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Robe: 4.1% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Other Services, District Council of Robe: 2.7% Industry not classified, District Council of Robe: 4.9%
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 Robe in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (164 local workers 25.8%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (129 local workers 20.3%)
  • Retail Trade (77 local workers 12.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 370 people in total or 58.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.2% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (20.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.8% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.1% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (2.8% compared to 7.9%)

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