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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula’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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 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
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59723.614.656524.214.3+32
Mining471.92.8291.23.0+18
Manufacturing1003.99.41325.611.2-32
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.61.1110.51.2+5
Construction2158.57.01827.87.1+33
Wholesale Trade843.32.6964.13.0-12
Retail Trade2118.310.42179.310.8-6
Accommodation and Food Services1305.16.71185.06.8+12
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1275.04.11436.14.3-16
Information Media and Telecommunications80.30.690.40.7-1
Financial and Insurance Services421.71.3301.31.4+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.71.0190.81.0-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services893.52.6693.02.4+20
Administrative and Support Services592.33.3482.13.1+11
Public Administration and Safety1415.65.01074.64.8+34
Education and Training2007.97.61687.27.0+32
Health Care and Social Assistance25810.212.123710.111.5+21
Arts and Recreation Services140.60.8190.80.8-5
Other Services933.73.61014.33.6-8
Industry not classified863.43.4371.62.0+49

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, Regional SA: 14.6% Mining, Regional SA: 2.8% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Construction, Regional SA: 7.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.8% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Industry not classified, Regional SA: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 23.6% Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.9% Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.6% Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.3% Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.6% Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.6% Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.7% Industry not classified, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.4%
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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +32 Mining, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +18 Manufacturing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -32 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +5 Construction, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +33 Wholesale Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -12 Retail Trade, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -6 Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -16 Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +20 Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +11 Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +34 Education and Training, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +32 Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +21 Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -5 Other Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: -8 Industry not classified, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: +49
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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (597 people or 23.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (258 people or 10.2%)
  • Construction (215 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,070 people in total or 42.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.6% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.9% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (8.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.

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