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Northern Areas Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Northern Areas Council area’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Northern Areas Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Northern Areas Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Northern Areas Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Northern Areas Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50825.314.651324.514.3-5
Mining281.42.8512.43.0-23
Manufacturing1296.49.41195.711.2+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services412.01.1542.61.2-13
Construction1246.27.01245.97.10
Wholesale Trade683.42.6703.33.0-2
Retail Trade1989.910.421310.210.8-15
Accommodation and Food Services793.96.7783.76.8+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing743.74.1944.54.3-20
Information Media and Telecommunications50.20.660.30.7-1
Financial and Insurance Services271.31.3351.71.4-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30.11.0110.51.0-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services462.32.6512.42.4-5
Administrative and Support Services402.03.3422.03.1-2
Public Administration and Safety904.55.0834.04.8+7
Education and Training1698.47.61868.97.0-17
Health Care and Social Assistance25212.612.125512.211.5-3
Arts and Recreation Services00.00.800.00.80
Other Services683.43.6723.43.6-4
Industry not classified562.83.4401.92.0+16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional SA: 14.6% Mining, Regional SA: 2.8% Manufacturing, Regional SA: 9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional SA: 1.1% Construction, Regional SA: 7.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional SA: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional SA: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional SA: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional SA: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional SA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional SA: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional SA: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional SA: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional SA: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Regional SA: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional SA: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional SA: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional SA: 0.8% Other Services, Regional SA: 3.6% Industry not classified, Regional SA: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Areas Council area: 25.3% Mining, Northern Areas Council area: 1.4% Manufacturing, Northern Areas Council area: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Areas Council area: 2.0% Construction, Northern Areas Council area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Northern Areas Council area: 3.4% Retail Trade, Northern Areas Council area: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Areas Council area: 3.9% 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: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Areas Council area: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Areas Council area: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Areas Council area: 4.5% Education and Training, Northern Areas Council area: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Areas Council area: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0.0% Other Services, Northern Areas Council area: 3.4% 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 resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Areas Council area: -5 Mining, Northern Areas Council area: -23 Manufacturing, Northern Areas Council area: +10 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Areas Council area: -13 Construction, Northern Areas Council area: 0 Wholesale Trade, Northern Areas Council area: -2 Retail Trade, Northern Areas Council area: -15 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Areas Council area: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Areas Council area: -20 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Areas Council area: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Areas Council area: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Areas Council area: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Areas Council area: -5 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Areas Council area: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Areas Council area: +7 Education and Training, Northern Areas Council area: -17 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Areas Council area: -3 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Areas Council area: 0 Other Services, Northern Areas Council area: -4 Industry not classified, Northern Areas Council area: +16
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Northern Areas Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (508 people or 25.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (252 people or 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (198 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 958 people in total or 47.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.3% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (6.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (3.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (1.4% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

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