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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Regional Council of Goyder, making up 38.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Regional Council of Goyder.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Regional Council of Goyder in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Regional Council of Goyder 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50938.215.151635.314.9-7
Mining161.23.5100.73.7+6
Manufacturing1088.19.914610.011.6-38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services171.31.0362.51.2-19
Construction574.35.7513.55.8+6
Wholesale Trade191.42.6211.43.0-2
Retail Trade937.010.71288.811.1-35
Accommodation and Food Services816.17.2825.67.3-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing372.83.8392.74.1-2
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.680.50.6-8
Financial and Insurance Services70.51.260.41.4+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30.20.900.01.0+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services282.12.4281.92.20
Administrative and Support Services100.82.9292.02.7-19
Public Administration and Safety362.74.9463.14.7-10
Education and Training1078.07.91369.37.2-29
Health Care and Social Assistance1108.312.01057.211.4+5
Arts and Recreation Services30.20.860.40.8-3
Other Services372.83.6463.13.6-9
Industry not classified544.13.2231.62.0+31

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 15.1% Mining, Regional SA: 3.5% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Construction, Regional SA: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 4.9% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.8% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Industry not classified, Regional SA: 3.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional Council of Goyder: 38.2% Mining, Regional Council of Goyder: 1.2% Manufacturing, Regional Council of Goyder: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 1.3% Construction, Regional Council of Goyder: 4.3% Wholesale Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: 1.4% Retail Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: 7.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.7% Education and Training, Regional Council of Goyder: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional Council of Goyder: 8.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.2% Other Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.8% Industry not classified, Regional Council of Goyder: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional Council of Goyder: -7 Mining, Regional Council of Goyder: +6 Manufacturing, Regional Council of Goyder: -38 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -19 Construction, Regional Council of Goyder: +6 Wholesale Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: -2 Retail Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: -35 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional Council of Goyder: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional Council of Goyder: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional Council of Goyder: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional Council of Goyder: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -19 Public Administration and Safety, Regional Council of Goyder: -10 Education and Training, Regional Council of Goyder: -29 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional Council of Goyder: +5 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -3 Other Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -9 Industry not classified, Regional Council of Goyder: +31
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Regional Council of Goyder in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (509 local workers 38.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (110 local workers 8.3%)
  • Manufacturing (108 local workers 8.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 727 people in total or 54.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Regional Council of Goyder and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (38.2% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (7.0% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.2% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Regional Council of Goyder.

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