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City of Port Lincoln

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in City of Port Lincoln, making up 15.4% 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 City of Port Lincoln.

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, City of Port Lincoln 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
City of Port Lincoln 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4576.915.14506.814.9+7
Mining170.33.5190.33.7-2
Manufacturing4466.79.95308.011.6-84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services861.31.0931.41.2-7
Construction4466.75.75057.65.8-59
Wholesale Trade2253.42.62824.23.0-57
Retail Trade1,02315.410.795314.311.1+70
Accommodation and Food Services4777.27.24536.87.3+24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2583.93.83154.74.1-57
Information Media and Telecommunications480.70.6540.80.6-6
Financial and Insurance Services1322.01.21532.31.4-21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services861.30.9951.41.0-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2593.92.42373.62.2+22
Administrative and Support Services1822.72.91732.62.7+9
Public Administration and Safety3595.44.94016.04.7-42
Education and Training6139.27.95558.37.2+58
Health Care and Social Assistance94814.312.090813.611.4+40
Arts and Recreation Services510.80.8560.80.8-5
Other Services3044.63.63054.63.6-1
Industry not classified2143.23.21241.92.0+90

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, City of Port Lincoln: 6.9% Mining, City of Port Lincoln: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Port Lincoln: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.3% Construction, City of Port Lincoln: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Port Lincoln: 3.4% Retail Trade, City of Port Lincoln: 15.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Lincoln: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Lincoln: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Lincoln: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Lincoln: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Lincoln: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Lincoln: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Lincoln: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Lincoln: 5.4% Education and Training, City of Port Lincoln: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Lincoln: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Lincoln: 0.8% Other Services, City of Port Lincoln: 4.6% Industry not classified, City of Port Lincoln: 3.2%
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, City of Port Lincoln: +7 Mining, City of Port Lincoln: -2 Manufacturing, City of Port Lincoln: -84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Lincoln: -7 Construction, City of Port Lincoln: -59 Wholesale Trade, City of Port Lincoln: -57 Retail Trade, City of Port Lincoln: +70 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Lincoln: +24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Lincoln: -57 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Lincoln: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Lincoln: -21 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Lincoln: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Lincoln: +22 Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Lincoln: +9 Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Lincoln: -42 Education and Training, City of Port Lincoln: +58 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Lincoln: +40 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Lincoln: -5 Other Services, City of Port Lincoln: -1 Industry not classified, City of Port Lincoln: +90
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 City of Port Lincoln in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,023 local workers 15.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (948 local workers 14.3%)
  • Education and Training (613 local workers 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,584 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 10.7% in Retail Trade; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.9% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of City of Port Lincoln and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.4% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.9% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.7% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Port Lincoln were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+90 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-84 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+70 local workers)
  • Construction (-59 local workers)

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