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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, making up 27.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie.

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).

Data source

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, the District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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
District Council of Loxton Waikerie20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,21127.04.01,21626.53.9-5
Mining180.41.270.21.3+11
Manufacturing4069.18.04259.210.6-19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services270.61.2380.81.3-11
Construction2505.67.62274.97.5+23
Wholesale Trade922.12.81342.93.5-42
Retail Trade4109.210.748810.611.2-78
Accommodation and Food Services1884.26.72325.06.2-44
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1984.44.12054.54.1-7
Information Media and Telecommunications120.31.3200.41.4-8
Financial and Insurance Services501.12.7531.23.0-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services210.51.3290.61.3-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services871.95.5711.55.5+16
Administrative and Support Services1954.43.61443.13.4+51
Public Administration and Safety962.17.11793.97.1-83
Education and Training3197.18.73297.28.0-10
Health Care and Social Assistance55212.314.851111.113.6+41
Arts and Recreation Services190.41.4180.41.3+1
Other Services1713.83.91743.83.9-3
Industry not classified1573.53.3741.61.9+83
Total persons4,479100.0100.04,597100.0100.0-118

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,211 people or 27.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (552 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (410 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,173 people in total or 48.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (12.3% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+83 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-83 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-78 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+51 local workers)

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