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Southern Flinders Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Southern Flinders Region, making up 16.1% 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 Southern Flinders Region.

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, Southern Flinders Region 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
Southern Flinders Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,31013.015.11,30113.114.9+9
Mining610.63.5440.43.7+17
Manufacturing1,19811.99.91,19512.011.6+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1701.71.01641.61.2+6
Construction6406.45.75185.25.8+122
Wholesale Trade2242.22.62652.73.0-41
Retail Trade1,15211.510.71,26812.711.1-116
Accommodation and Food Services6576.57.26686.77.3-11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2983.03.83473.54.1-49
Information Media and Telecommunications440.40.6700.70.6-26
Financial and Insurance Services1171.21.21321.31.4-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services600.60.9690.71.0-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1891.92.41571.62.2+32
Administrative and Support Services1972.02.92122.12.7-15
Public Administration and Safety5295.34.95305.34.7-1
Education and Training9179.17.98868.97.2+31
Health Care and Social Assistance1,61916.112.01,53315.411.4+86
Arts and Recreation Services560.60.8330.30.8+23
Other Services3303.33.63653.73.6-35
Industry not classified2732.73.21952.02.0+78

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, Southern Flinders Region: 13.0% Mining, Southern Flinders Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: 11.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.7% Construction, Southern Flinders Region: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 2.2% Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.9% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: 5.3% Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: 16.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0.6% Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: 3.3% Industry not classified, Southern Flinders Region: 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, Southern Flinders Region: +9 Mining, Southern Flinders Region: +17 Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: +6 Construction, Southern Flinders Region: +122 Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: -41 Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: -116 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: -11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: -49 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: -26 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: -15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: +32 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: -15 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: -1 Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: +31 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: +86 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: +23 Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: -35 Industry not classified, Southern Flinders Region: +78
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 Southern Flinders Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,619 local workers 16.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,310 local workers 13.0%)
  • Manufacturing (1,198 local workers 11.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,127 people in total or 41.1% of local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Southern Flinders Region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.0% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Southern Flinders Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+122 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-116 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+86 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+78 local workers)

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