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Yorke Peninsula Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Yorke Peninsula Region, making up 18.0% 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 Yorke Peninsula 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, Yorke Peninsula 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
Yorke Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,58418.015.11,51217.014.9+72
Mining640.73.51181.33.7-54
Manufacturing3033.59.94505.111.6-147
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services650.71.0881.01.2-23
Construction5266.05.75966.75.8-70
Wholesale Trade2623.02.62963.33.0-34
Retail Trade1,11912.710.71,20313.511.1-84
Accommodation and Food Services7388.47.27248.17.3+14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2963.43.83513.94.1-55
Information Media and Telecommunications540.60.6520.60.6+2
Financial and Insurance Services1221.41.21471.71.4-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1011.20.9961.11.0+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1962.22.41842.12.2+12
Administrative and Support Services2162.52.91872.12.7+29
Public Administration and Safety3974.54.94094.64.7-12
Education and Training7628.77.97108.07.2+52
Health Care and Social Assistance1,25914.312.01,20113.511.4+58
Arts and Recreation Services520.60.8530.60.8-1
Other Services3714.23.63534.03.6+18
Industry not classified2943.33.21711.92.0+123

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, Yorke Peninsula Region: 18.0% Mining, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.7% Manufacturing, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.7% Construction, Yorke Peninsula Region: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.0% Retail Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Yorke Peninsula Region: 4.5% Education and Training, Yorke Peninsula Region: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yorke Peninsula Region: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.6% Other Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 4.2% Industry not classified, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.3%
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, Yorke Peninsula Region: +72 Mining, Yorke Peninsula Region: -54 Manufacturing, Yorke Peninsula Region: -147 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -23 Construction, Yorke Peninsula Region: -70 Wholesale Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: -34 Retail Trade, Yorke Peninsula Region: -84 Accommodation and Food Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yorke Peninsula Region: -55 Information Media and Telecommunications, Yorke Peninsula Region: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +12 Administrative and Support Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +29 Public Administration and Safety, Yorke Peninsula Region: -12 Education and Training, Yorke Peninsula Region: +52 Health Care and Social Assistance, Yorke Peninsula Region: +58 Arts and Recreation Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: -1 Other Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: +18 Industry not classified, Yorke Peninsula Region: +123
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 Yorke Peninsula Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,584 local workers 18.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,259 local workers 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,119 local workers 12.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,962 people in total or 45.1% 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 Yorke Peninsula Region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.0% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.3% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-147 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+123 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-84 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+72 local workers)

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