RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the 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 the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the 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 the 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.

Data source

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 - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59723.54.056523.23.7+32
Mining471.91.2291.21.2+18
Manufacturing1003.98.01325.49.9-32
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.61.2110.51.3+5
Construction2158.57.61827.57.1+33
Wholesale Trade843.32.8963.93.3-12
Retail Trade2118.310.72178.910.6-6
Accommodation and Food Services1305.16.71184.95.9+12
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1275.04.11435.93.9-16
Information Media and Telecommunications80.31.390.41.4-1
Financial and Insurance Services421.72.7301.22.8+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.71.3190.81.2-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services893.55.6692.85.2+20
Administrative and Support Services592.33.6482.03.2+11
Public Administration and Safety1415.67.11074.46.7+34
Education and Training2007.98.61686.97.5+32
Health Care and Social Assistance25810.214.82379.712.8+21
Arts and Recreation Services140.61.4190.81.2-5
Other Services933.73.91014.23.7-8
Industry not classified863.43.3371.51.8+49
Total Persons2,535100.0100.02,337100.0100.0+198

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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (597 people or 23.5%)
  • 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 42.1% 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 7.6% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.5% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (8.3% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+49 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+34 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+33 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+32 resident workforce)

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