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Wakefield Regional Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Wakefield 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 Wakefield Regional Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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.

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Wakefield Regional Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69324.814.671325.314.3-20
Mining381.42.8331.23.0+5
Manufacturing29610.69.42569.111.2+40
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250.91.1271.01.2-2
Construction1294.67.01595.67.1-30
Wholesale Trade1103.92.61405.03.0-30
Retail Trade2157.710.42278.010.8-12
Accommodation and Food Services1324.76.71475.26.8-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1816.54.11645.84.3+17
Information Media and Telecommunications100.40.6210.70.7-11
Financial and Insurance Services271.01.3291.01.4-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services150.51.050.21.0+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services451.62.6491.72.4-4
Administrative and Support Services732.63.3622.23.1+11
Public Administration and Safety1234.45.01264.54.8-3
Education and Training2157.77.62127.57.0+3
Health Care and Social Assistance2759.912.129010.311.5-15
Arts and Recreation Services170.60.8200.70.8-3
Other Services802.93.6802.83.60
Industry not classified923.33.4622.22.0+30

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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 24.8% Mining, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.4% Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.9% Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.6% Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.9% Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.4% Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.6% Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.9% Industry not classified, Wakefield Regional Council area: 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 resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wakefield Regional Council area: -20 Mining, Wakefield Regional Council area: +5 Manufacturing, Wakefield Regional Council area: +40 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -2 Construction, Wakefield Regional Council area: -30 Wholesale Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: -30 Retail Trade, Wakefield Regional Council area: -12 Accommodation and Food Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wakefield Regional Council area: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wakefield Regional Council area: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -4 Administrative and Support Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: +11 Public Administration and Safety, Wakefield Regional Council area: -3 Education and Training, Wakefield Regional Council area: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wakefield Regional Council area: -15 Arts and Recreation Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: -3 Other Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0 Industry not classified, Wakefield Regional Council area: +30
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 Wakefield Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (693 people or 24.8%)
  • Manufacturing (296 people or 10.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (275 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,264 people in total or 45.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 14.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.4% in Manufacturing; and 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.8% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (7.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (4.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

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