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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 at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Yass Valley 2016
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Number%Australian Capital Territory %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60315.90.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services411.10.7
Wholesale Trade742.01.0
Retail Trade3419.07.1
Accommodation and Food Services46112.26.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1102.92.3
Information Media and Telecommunications260.71.8
Financial and Insurance Services381.01.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services541.41.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1945.19.5
Administrative and Support Services772.02.5
Public Administration and Safety2055.431.6
Education and Training3338.89.4
Health Care and Social Assistance39510.410.3
Arts and Recreation Services501.31.7
Other Services1293.43.0
Industry not classified1664.42.6

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, Australian Capital Territory: 0.2% Mining, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Manufacturing, Australian Capital Territory: 1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Australian Capital Territory: 0.7% Construction, Australian Capital Territory: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Australian Capital Territory: 1.0% Retail Trade, Australian Capital Territory: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Australian Capital Territory: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Australian Capital Territory: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Australian Capital Territory: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Australian Capital Territory: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Australian Capital Territory: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Australian Capital Territory: 9.5% Administrative and Support Services, Australian Capital Territory: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Australian Capital Territory: 31.6% Education and Training, Australian Capital Territory: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Australian Capital Territory: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Australian Capital Territory: 1.7% Other Services, Australian Capital Territory: 3.0% Industry not classified, Australian Capital Territory: 2.6% 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.

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, Australian Capital Territory employed 0.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.2% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Yass Valley and Australian Capital Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.9% compared to 0.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.4% compared to 31.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 9.5%)