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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%District Council of Franklin Harbour%Number%District Council of Franklin Harbour%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,25313.723.13,41313.526.5-160
Mining1,1454.87.41,0284.115.9+117
Manufacturing1,9538.22.22,78011.03.1-827
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2691.11.82411.00.0+28
Construction1,6106.89.41,7196.86.4-109
Wholesale Trade6562.82.47412.92.9-85
Retail Trade2,52010.68.52,74810.97.4-228
Accommodation and Food Services1,5486.57.21,5776.29.3-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9954.24.11,2444.92.2-249
Information Media and Telecommunications1050.40.01410.60.0-36
Financial and Insurance Services3021.31.83541.40.7-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2301.00.62130.81.2+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5962.50.96512.61.4-55
Administrative and Support Services6862.91.37493.00.7-63
Public Administration and Safety1,1674.93.71,1604.62.6+7
Education and Training2,0138.56.81,9777.86.7+36
Health Care and Social Assistance2,92012.310.73,00111.99.9-81
Arts and Recreation Services1690.70.71240.50.0+45
Other Services8963.82.89233.61.4-27
Industry not classified7843.34.45222.11.6+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, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 23.1% Mining, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 7.4% Manufacturing, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 2.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 1.8% Construction, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 2.4% Retail Trade, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.9% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 1.3% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 3.7% Education and Training, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 0.7% Other Services, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 2.8% Industry not classified, District Council of Franklin Harbour: 4.4% 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
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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, District Council of Franklin Harbour employed 23.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.5% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and District Council of Franklin Harbour were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.7% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (6.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.8% compared to 7.4%)

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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