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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie'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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
District Council of Loxton Waikerie - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,19223.94.01,21022.43.7-18
Mining390.81.2400.71.2-1
Manufacturing3627.38.03827.19.9-20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services691.41.2661.21.3+3
Construction3136.37.62875.37.1+26
Wholesale Trade1042.12.81613.03.3-57
Retail Trade4819.610.75339.910.6-52
Accommodation and Food Services2204.46.72504.65.9-30
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2044.14.11983.73.9+6
Information Media and Telecommunications210.41.3270.51.4-6
Financial and Insurance Services641.32.7611.12.8+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services300.61.3450.81.2-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1072.15.61001.95.2+7
Administrative and Support Services2054.13.61923.63.2+13
Public Administration and Safety1893.87.12033.86.7-14
Education and Training3847.78.64037.57.5-19
Health Care and Social Assistance63912.814.864211.912.8-3
Arts and Recreation Services260.51.4280.51.2-2
Other Services1723.43.91953.63.7-23
Industry not classified1773.53.31001.91.8+77
Total Persons4,998100.0100.05,123100.0100.0-125

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,192 people or 23.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (639 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (481 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,312 people in total or 46.3% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.4% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+77 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-57 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-52 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-30 resident workforce)

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