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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Port Pirie Regional 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Port Pirie Regional 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 Port Pirie Regional 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Port Pirie Regional Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2684.14.02713.83.7-3
Mining1672.61.21672.31.2--
Manufacturing89013.78.095113.39.9-61
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1191.81.21402.01.3-21
Construction4276.67.64085.77.1+19
Wholesale Trade1241.92.81311.83.3-7
Retail Trade81512.510.791212.710.6-97
Accommodation and Food Services4627.16.74496.35.9+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2323.64.13194.53.9-87
Information Media and Telecommunications450.71.3530.71.4-8
Financial and Insurance Services841.32.7931.32.8-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services470.71.3600.81.2-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1292.05.61171.65.2+12
Administrative and Support Services1802.83.61932.73.2-13
Public Administration and Safety3485.37.13454.86.7+3
Education and Training5598.68.65127.27.5+47
Health Care and Social Assistance1,14717.614.81,08115.112.8+66
Arts and Recreation Services510.81.4390.51.2+12
Other Services2343.63.92453.43.7-11
Industry not classified1722.63.31381.91.8+34
Total Persons6,500100.0100.06,624100.0100.0-124

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,147 people or 17.6%)
  • Manufacturing (890 people or 13.7%)
  • Retail Trade (815 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,852 people in total or 43.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.0% in Manufacturing and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (13.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (12.5% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Retail Trade (-97 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-87 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+66 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-61 resident workforce)

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