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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Northern Areas Council area, making up 27.4% 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 Northern Areas Council area.

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, Northern Areas Council area 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
Northern Areas Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47627.415.150727.414.9-31
Mining80.53.5100.53.7-2
Manufacturing1136.59.91427.711.6-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services402.31.0331.81.2+7
Construction1015.85.71025.55.8-1
Wholesale Trade643.72.6824.43.0-18
Retail Trade18210.510.720411.011.1-22
Accommodation and Food Services784.57.2854.67.3-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing653.73.8764.14.1-11
Information Media and Telecommunications30.20.650.30.6-2
Financial and Insurance Services321.81.2301.61.4+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30.20.930.21.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services362.12.4372.02.2-1
Administrative and Support Services231.32.9291.62.7-6
Public Administration and Safety754.34.9623.34.7+13
Education and Training1418.17.91528.27.2-11
Health Care and Social Assistance19011.012.019110.311.4-1
Arts and Recreation Services00.00.800.00.80
Other Services563.23.6663.63.6-10
Industry not classified492.83.2351.92.0+14

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, Northern Areas Council area: 27.4% Mining, Northern Areas Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Northern Areas Council area: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Areas Council area: 2.3% Construction, Northern Areas Council area: 5.8% Wholesale Trade, Northern Areas Council area: 3.7% Retail Trade, Northern Areas Council area: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Areas Council area: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Areas Council area: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Areas Council area: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Areas Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Areas Council area: 2.1% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Areas Council area: 1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Areas Council area: 4.3% Education and Training, Northern Areas Council area: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Areas Council area: 11.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0.0% Other Services, Northern Areas Council area: 3.2% Industry not classified, Northern Areas Council area: 2.8%
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, Northern Areas Council area: -31 Mining, Northern Areas Council area: -2 Manufacturing, Northern Areas Council area: -29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Areas Council area: +7 Construction, Northern Areas Council area: -1 Wholesale Trade, Northern Areas Council area: -18 Retail Trade, Northern Areas Council area: -22 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Areas Council area: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Areas Council area: -11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Areas Council area: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Areas Council area: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Areas Council area: -1 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Areas Council area: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Areas Council area: +13 Education and Training, Northern Areas Council area: -11 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Areas Council area: -1 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0 Other Services, Northern Areas Council area: -10 Industry not classified, Northern Areas Council area: +14
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 Northern Areas Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (476 local workers 27.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (190 local workers 11.0%)
  • Retail Trade (182 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 848 people in total or 48.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.4% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Northern Areas Council area.

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