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Southern Flinders Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Southern Flinders Region’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 Southern Flinders Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Southern Flinders Region, 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 Southern Flinders Region 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
Southern Flinders Region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional SA%Number%Regional SA%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,35812.714.61,37012.514.3-12
Mining2442.32.82842.63.0-40
Manufacturing1,12510.69.41,17010.711.2-45
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1691.61.12172.01.2-48
Construction6656.27.06546.07.1+11
Wholesale Trade2372.22.62652.43.0-28
Retail Trade1,18411.110.41,30011.910.8-116
Accommodation and Food Services6616.26.76706.16.8-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3733.54.14874.44.3-114
Information Media and Telecommunications620.60.6660.60.7-4
Financial and Insurance Services1311.21.31361.21.4-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services590.61.0750.71.0-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2021.92.62021.82.40
Administrative and Support Services2472.33.32782.53.1-31
Public Administration and Safety5695.35.05875.44.8-18
Education and Training9338.87.68998.27.0+34
Health Care and Social Assistance1,71116.112.11,65715.111.5+54
Arts and Recreation Services640.60.8460.40.8+18
Other Services3553.33.63763.43.6-21
Industry not classified3072.93.42162.02.0+91

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, Southern Flinders Region: 12.7% Mining, Southern Flinders Region: 2.3% Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: 1.6% Construction, Southern Flinders Region: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 2.2% Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: 0.6% 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: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: 5.3% Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: 8.8% 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: 2.9%
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, Southern Flinders Region: -12 Mining, Southern Flinders Region: -40 Manufacturing, Southern Flinders Region: -45 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Flinders Region: -48 Construction, Southern Flinders Region: +11 Wholesale Trade, Southern Flinders Region: -28 Retail Trade, Southern Flinders Region: -116 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Flinders Region: -9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Flinders Region: -114 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Flinders Region: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Flinders Region: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Flinders Region: -16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Flinders Region: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Flinders Region: -31 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Flinders Region: -18 Education and Training, Southern Flinders Region: +34 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Flinders Region: +54 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Flinders Region: +18 Other Services, Southern Flinders Region: -21 Industry not classified, Southern Flinders Region: +91
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 Southern Flinders Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,711 people or 16.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,358 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,184 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,253 people in total or 39.9% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (8.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (10.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.7% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Retail Trade (-116 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-114 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+91 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+54 resident workforce)

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