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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Yass Valley, making up 15.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Yass Valley regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Yass Valley.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Yass Valley in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Yass Valley 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60315.92.266117.42.2-58
Mining180.50.9100.31.0+8
Manufacturing1373.65.91664.48.5-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services411.10.9992.61.1-58
Construction3398.98.43439.07.3-4
Wholesale Trade742.03.1852.24.5-11
Retail Trade3419.09.739410.410.4-53
Accommodation and Food Services46112.27.145912.16.7+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1102.94.71153.05.0-5
Information Media and Telecommunications260.72.2190.52.3+7
Financial and Insurance Services381.05.0330.95.1+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services541.41.8350.91.6+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1945.18.12055.47.9-11
Administrative and Support Services772.03.5641.73.3+13
Public Administration and Safety2055.45.92155.75.9-10
Education and Training3338.88.32897.67.9+44
Health Care and Social Assistance39510.412.53719.811.6+24
Arts and Recreation Services501.31.5411.11.5+9
Other Services1293.43.71082.83.8+21
Industry not classified1664.44.7812.12.5+85

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Yass Valley: 15.9% Mining, Yass Valley: 0.5% Manufacturing, Yass Valley: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley: 1.1% Construction, Yass Valley: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley: 2.0% Retail Trade, Yass Valley: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley: 12.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley: 5.4% Education and Training, Yass Valley: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley: 1.3% Other Services, Yass Valley: 3.4% Industry not classified, Yass Valley: 4.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Yass Valley: -58 Mining, Yass Valley: +8 Manufacturing, Yass Valley: -29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yass Valley: -58 Construction, Yass Valley: -4 Wholesale Trade, Yass Valley: -11 Retail Trade, Yass Valley: -53 Accommodation and Food Services, Yass Valley: +2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yass Valley: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Yass Valley: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Yass Valley: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yass Valley: +19 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yass Valley: -11 Administrative and Support Services, Yass Valley: +13 Public Administration and Safety, Yass Valley: -10 Education and Training, Yass Valley: +44 Health Care and Social Assistance, Yass Valley: +24 Arts and Recreation Services, Yass Valley: +9 Other Services, Yass Valley: +21 Industry not classified, Yass Valley: +85
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Yass Valley in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (603 local workers 15.9%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (461 local workers 12.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (395 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,459 people in total or 38.5% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Yass Valley and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Yass Valley were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+85 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-58 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-58 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-53 local workers)

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