Upper Lachlan Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Upper Lachlan Shire'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 Upper Lachlan Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Upper Lachlan Shire, 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 Upper Lachlan Shire 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
Upper Lachlan Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90825.72.192125.72.1-13
Mining170.50.980.20.9+9
Manufacturing1022.95.81313.77.9-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services391.10.9471.31.0-8
Construction2677.68.42577.26.9+10
Wholesale Trade591.73.1702.04.2-11
Retail Trade2136.09.72577.29.7-44
Accommodation and Food Services1835.27.11604.56.3+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1514.34.71213.44.6+30
Information Media and Telecommunications330.92.2351.02.2-2
Financial and Insurance Services320.94.9521.54.8-20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services361.01.8230.61.5+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1534.38.11434.07.4+10
Administrative and Support Services862.43.5601.73.1+26
Public Administration and Safety3449.76.03389.45.8+6
Education and Training2597.38.42466.97.5+13
Health Care and Social Assistance38610.912.536110.110.9+25
Arts and Recreation Services280.81.5280.81.4--
Other Services1143.23.71283.63.5-14
Industry not classified1163.34.7882.52.3+28
Total Persons3,526100.0100.03,474100.0100.0+52

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 Upper Lachlan Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (908 people or 25.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (386 people or 10.9%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (344 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,638 people in total or 46.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.0% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Upper Lachlan Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Upper Lachlan Shire were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-44 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+30 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-29 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+28 resident workforce)

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