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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Port Pirie Regional Council area, making up 18.3% 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 Port Pirie Regional 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, Port Pirie Regional 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2553.815.12413.814.9+14
Mining530.83.5340.53.7+19
Manufacturing99214.99.996915.111.6+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1221.81.01262.01.2-4
Construction4737.15.73485.45.8+125
Wholesale Trade1231.82.61241.93.0-1
Retail Trade83612.610.792314.411.1-87
Accommodation and Food Services4767.27.24517.07.3+25
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2063.13.82353.74.1-29
Information Media and Telecommunications410.60.6550.90.6-14
Financial and Insurance Services821.21.2921.41.4-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services490.70.9621.01.0-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1362.02.41081.72.2+28
Administrative and Support Services1492.22.91552.42.7-6
Public Administration and Safety3595.44.93685.84.7-9
Education and Training6189.37.95718.97.2+47
Health Care and Social Assistance1,21518.312.01,12017.511.4+95
Arts and Recreation Services480.70.8290.50.8+19
Other Services2383.63.62534.03.6-15
Industry not classified1792.73.21342.12.0+45

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, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.8% Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.8% Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 14.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.8% Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.8% Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 5.4% Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 18.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.6% Industry not classified, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.7%
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, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +14 Mining, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +19 Manufacturing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -4 Construction, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +125 Wholesale Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -1 Retail Trade, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -87 Accommodation and Food Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -29 Information Media and Telecommunications, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +28 Administrative and Support Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -9 Education and Training, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +47 Health Care and Social Assistance, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +95 Arts and Recreation Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +19 Other Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: -15 Industry not classified, Port Pirie Regional Council area: +45
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 Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,215 local workers 18.3%)
  • Manufacturing (992 local workers 14.9%)
  • Retail Trade (836 local workers 12.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,043 people in total or 45.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Manufacturing; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.3% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.8% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Port Pirie Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+125 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+95 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-87 local workers)

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