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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Limestone Coast region’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 the Limestone Coast region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Limestone Coast region, 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 the Limestone Coast region 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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,29617.74.05,23917.43.9+57
Mining1490.51.21300.41.3+19
Manufacturing3,44411.58.04,21714.010.5-773
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2250.81.22340.81.3-9
Construction2,0486.87.62,1467.17.5-98
Wholesale Trade8893.02.81,0563.53.5-167
Retail Trade3,43311.510.73,63312.011.2-200
Accommodation and Food Services1,8616.26.72,0156.76.3-154
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2194.14.11,2024.04.2+17
Information Media and Telecommunications1970.71.32030.71.4-6
Financial and Insurance Services4101.42.74351.43.0-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2840.91.33001.01.3-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7732.65.67032.35.5+70
Administrative and Support Services7152.43.67502.53.4-35
Public Administration and Safety1,2364.17.11,1243.77.1+112
Education and Training2,1237.18.61,9506.57.9+173
Health Care and Social Assistance3,25210.914.82,9279.713.6+325
Arts and Recreation Services2080.71.41560.51.3+52
Other Services1,1403.83.91,1573.83.9-17
Industry not classified1,0163.43.36102.01.9+406

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, 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: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.6% 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: 17.7% Mining, Limestone Coast region: 0.5% Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Construction, Limestone Coast region: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: 3.0% Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: 4.1% Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: 0.7% Other Services, Limestone Coast region: 3.8% Industry not classified, Limestone Coast region: 3.4%
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, Limestone Coast region: +57 Mining, Limestone Coast region: +19 Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: -773 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: -9 Construction, Limestone Coast region: -98 Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: -167 Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: -200 Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: -154 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: -16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: +70 Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -35 Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: +112 Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: +173 Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: +325 Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: +52 Other Services, Limestone Coast region: -17 Industry not classified, Limestone Coast region: +406
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5,296 people or 17.7%)
  • Manufacturing (3,444 people or 11.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,433 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,173 people in total or 40.7% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (11.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-773 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+406 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+325 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-200 resident workforce)

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