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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, making up 37.0% 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.

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 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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing55837.015.151737.414.9+41
Mining151.03.5151.13.70
Manufacturing563.79.9644.611.6-8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.51.080.61.20
Construction956.35.7775.65.8+18
Wholesale Trade815.42.6533.83.0+28
Retail Trade805.310.71108.011.1-30
Accommodation and Food Services805.37.2836.07.3-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing704.63.8674.84.1+3
Information Media and Telecommunications50.30.610.10.6+4
Financial and Insurance Services181.21.2191.41.4-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services100.70.980.61.0+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services322.12.4191.42.2+13
Administrative and Support Services281.92.9181.32.7+10
Public Administration and Safety1117.44.9382.74.7+73
Education and Training795.27.9997.27.2-20
Health Care and Social Assistance785.212.01148.211.4-36
Arts and Recreation Services70.50.870.50.80
Other Services553.63.6443.23.6+11
Industry not classified412.73.2221.62.0+19

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 Lower Eyre Peninsula: 37.0% Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.0% Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.5% Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.4% Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.3% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 7.4% Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.2% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.5% Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.6% Industry not classified, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +41 Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -8 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +18 Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +28 Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -30 Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +13 Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +10 Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +73 Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -20 Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -36 Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0 Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +11 Industry not classified, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +19
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

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (558 local workers 37.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (111 local workers 7.4%)
  • Construction (95 local workers 6.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 764 people in total or 50.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.9% in Public Administration and Safety; and 5.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (37.0% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.7% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.3% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula was for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+73 local workers)

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