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District Council of Elliston

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the District Council of Elliston, making up 48.4% 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 Elliston 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 Elliston.

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 Elliston 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 Elliston20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22548.44.022740.43.9-2
Mining001.261.11.3-6
Manufacturing71.58.091.610.6-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services001.261.11.3-6
Construction122.67.6213.77.5-9
Wholesale Trade51.12.8264.63.5-21
Retail Trade234.910.7427.511.2-19
Accommodation and Food Services408.66.7305.36.2+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing102.24.1152.74.1-5
Information Media and Telecommunications001.310.21.4-1
Financial and Insurance Services30.62.710.23.0+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.3001.3--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services71.55.581.45.5-1
Administrative and Support Services91.93.671.23.4+2
Public Administration and Safety224.77.1203.67.1+2
Education and Training357.58.7519.18.0-16
Health Care and Social Assistance469.914.85610.013.6-10
Arts and Recreation Services40.91.410.21.3+3
Other Services30.63.9122.13.9-9
Industry not classified143.03.3122.11.9+2
Total persons465100.0100.0562100.0100.0-97

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 Elliston in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (225 people or 48.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (46 people or 9.9%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (40 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 311 people in total or 66.9% 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 6.7% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (48.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (4.9% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (2.6% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Wholesale Trade (-21 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-19 local workers)
  • Education and Training (-16 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+10 local workers)

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