RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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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.

Data source

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 - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,25313.64.03,41312.73.7-160
Mining1,1454.81.29743.61.2+171
Manufacturing1,9538.28.02,78010.39.9-827
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2691.11.21970.71.3+72
Construction1,6106.77.61,6296.17.1-19
Wholesale Trade6562.72.87412.83.3-85
Retail Trade2,52010.610.72,74810.210.6-228
Accommodation and Food Services1,5486.56.71,5775.95.9-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9954.24.11,2444.63.9-249
Information Media and Telecommunications1050.41.31410.51.4-36
Financial and Insurance Services3021.32.73541.32.8-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2230.91.32130.81.2+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5792.45.66512.45.2-72
Administrative and Support Services6862.93.67492.83.2-63
Public Administration and Safety1,1674.97.11,1604.36.7+7
Education and Training2,0138.48.61,9777.47.5+36
Health Care and Social Assistance2,92012.214.83,00111.212.8-81
Arts and Recreation Services1590.71.41240.51.2+35
Other Services8963.83.99233.43.7-27
Industry not classified7593.23.34931.81.8+266
Total Persons23,758100.0100.025,089100.0100.0-1,331

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

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,253 people or 13.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,920 people or 12.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,520 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,693 people in total or 36.4% 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 (13.6% 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 (2.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (12.2% 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 (+266 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-249 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-228 resident workforce)

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