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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region’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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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.

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,25313.74.03,41313.53.9-160
Mining1,1454.81.21,0284.11.3+117
Manufacturing1,9538.28.02,78011.010.5-827
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2691.11.22411.01.3+28
Construction1,6106.87.61,7196.87.5-109
Wholesale Trade6562.82.87412.93.5-85
Retail Trade2,52010.610.72,74810.911.2-228
Accommodation and Food Services1,5486.56.71,5776.26.3-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9954.24.11,2444.94.2-249
Information Media and Telecommunications1050.41.31410.61.4-36
Financial and Insurance Services3021.32.73541.43.0-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2301.01.32130.81.3+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5962.55.66512.65.5-55
Administrative and Support Services6862.93.67493.03.4-63
Public Administration and Safety1,1674.97.11,1604.67.1+7
Education and Training2,0138.58.61,9777.87.9+36
Health Care and Social Assistance2,92012.314.83,00111.913.6-81
Arts and Recreation Services1690.71.41240.51.3+45
Other Services8963.83.99233.63.9-27
Industry not classified7843.33.35222.11.9+262

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 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: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.6% 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: 13.7% Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.8% Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.1% Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.8% Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.9% Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.7% Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.8% Industry not classified, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -160 Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +117 Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -827 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +28 Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -109 Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -85 Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -228 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -29 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -249 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -36 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -52 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -55 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -63 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +7 Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +36 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -81 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +45 Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -27 Industry not classified, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +262
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,253 people or 13.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,920 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,520 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,693 people in total or 36.5% 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.8% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (12.3% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-827 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+262 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-249 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-228 resident workforce)

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