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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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Southern Flinders Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,35812.84.01,37011.73.7-12
Mining2442.31.22842.41.2-40
Manufacturing1,12510.68.01,17010.09.9-45
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1691.61.22171.91.3-48
Construction6656.27.66545.67.1+11
Wholesale Trade2372.22.82652.33.3-28
Retail Trade1,18411.110.71,30011.110.6-116
Accommodation and Food Services6616.26.76705.75.9-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3733.54.14874.23.9-114
Information Media and Telecommunications620.61.3660.61.4-4
Financial and Insurance Services1311.22.71321.12.8-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services590.61.3750.61.2-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2021.95.61981.75.2+4
Administrative and Support Services2472.33.62782.43.2-31
Public Administration and Safety5695.37.15875.06.7-18
Education and Training9338.88.68997.77.5+34
Health Care and Social Assistance1,71116.114.81,65714.212.8+54
Arts and Recreation Services600.61.4460.41.2+14
Other Services3553.33.93763.23.7-21
Industry not classified2862.73.32041.71.8+82
Total Persons10,631100.0100.010,935100.0100.0-304

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 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 12.8%)
  • 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, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (10.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 7.1%)

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 (+82 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+54 resident workforce)

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