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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, making up 13.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

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. RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 2016
Industry
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Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,05313.54.0
Mining8323.71.2
Manufacturing1,9398.68.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2591.11.2
Construction1,3045.87.6
Wholesale Trade6422.82.8
Retail Trade2,53611.210.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,5456.86.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9334.14.1
Information Media and Telecommunications1040.51.3
Financial and Insurance Services2981.32.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2100.91.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5742.55.5
Administrative and Support Services6042.73.6
Public Administration and Safety1,1134.97.1
Education and Training2,0138.98.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,86712.714.8
Arts and Recreation Services1830.81.4
Other Services8573.83.9
Industry not classified7283.23.3

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, 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: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% 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, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 13.5% Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.7% Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.1% Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.8% Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.8% Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.9% Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.8% Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.8% Industry not classified, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.2%
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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,053 local workers 13.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,867 local workers 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (2,536 local workers 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,456 people in total or 37.4% of 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.5% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (3.7% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 7.1%)

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