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District Council of Peterborough

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in District Council of Peterborough, making up 15.6% 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 District Council of Peterborough.

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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. District Council of Peterborough is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for District Council of Peterborough.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
District Council of Peterborough 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional SA %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7115.615.1
Mining00.03.5
Manufacturing316.89.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.01.0
Construction173.75.7
Wholesale Trade184.02.6
Retail Trade5612.310.7
Accommodation and Food Services5812.77.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing132.93.8
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.6
Financial and Insurance Services00.01.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services00.00.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services30.72.4
Administrative and Support Services92.02.9
Public Administration and Safety367.94.9
Education and Training5913.07.9
Health Care and Social Assistance6113.412.0
Arts and Recreation Services40.90.8
Other Services51.13.6
Industry not classified143.13.2

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, District Council of Peterborough: 15.6% Mining, District Council of Peterborough: 0.0% Manufacturing, District Council of Peterborough: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Peterborough: 0.0% Construction, District Council of Peterborough: 3.7% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Peterborough: 4.0% Retail Trade, District Council of Peterborough: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Peterborough: 12.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Peterborough: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Peterborough: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Peterborough: 0.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Peterborough: 0.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Peterborough: 0.7% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Peterborough: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Peterborough: 7.9% Education and Training, District Council of Peterborough: 13.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Peterborough: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Peterborough: 0.9% Other Services, District Council of Peterborough: 1.1% Industry not classified, District Council of Peterborough: 3.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 District Council of Peterborough in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (71 local workers 15.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (61 local workers 13.4%)
  • Education and Training (59 local workers 13.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 191 people in total or 42.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 15.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.9% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.7% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.8% compared to 9.9%)

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