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McLaren Vale

Industry sector of employment

More McLaren Vale residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

McLaren Vale’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
McLaren Vale - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing865.31.21398.31.1-53
Mining90.60.9221.40.9-14
Manufacturing1599.88.121212.711.2-53
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.91.4211.31.5-7
Construction16910.49.91659.99.7+3
Retail Trade16910.412.218511.113.0-16
Wholesale trade322.02.5523.13.3-20
Accommodation and Food Services1036.46.01207.25.6-17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing553.43.8392.33.7+17
Information Media and Telecommunications100.61.3161.01.4-6
Financial and Insurance Services372.33.0482.93.3-12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services301.91.2372.21.1-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services865.34.3533.24.3+33
Administrative and Support Services533.34.0452.73.7+8
Public Administration and Safety835.16.7774.66.4+6
Education and Training1519.37.81358.17.0+15
Health Care and Social Assistance23714.616.820112.015.2+37
Arts and Recreation Services191.21.3191.11.20
Other Services704.34.5714.34.5-1
Inadequately described or not stated483.03.1100.71.7+37

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

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Mining, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Construction, City of Onkaparinga: 9.9% Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 12.2% Wholesale trade, City of Onkaparinga: 2.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: 6.7% Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: 16.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, McLaren Vale: 5.3% Mining, McLaren Vale: 0.6% Manufacturing, McLaren Vale: 9.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, McLaren Vale: 0.9% Construction, McLaren Vale: 10.4% Retail Trade, McLaren Vale: 10.4% Wholesale trade, McLaren Vale: 2.0% Accommodation and Food Services, McLaren Vale: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, McLaren Vale: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, McLaren Vale: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, McLaren Vale: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, McLaren Vale: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, McLaren Vale: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, McLaren Vale: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, McLaren Vale: 5.1% Education and Training, McLaren Vale: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, McLaren Vale: 14.6% Arts and Recreation Services, McLaren Vale: 1.2% Other Services, McLaren Vale: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, McLaren Vale: -53 Mining, McLaren Vale: -14 Manufacturing, McLaren Vale: -53 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, McLaren Vale: -7 Construction, McLaren Vale: +3 Retail Trade, McLaren Vale: -16 Wholesale trade, McLaren Vale: -20 Accommodation and Food Services, McLaren Vale: -17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, McLaren Vale: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, McLaren Vale: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, McLaren Vale: -12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, McLaren Vale: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, McLaren Vale: +33 Administrative and Support Services, McLaren Vale: +8 Public Administration and Safety, McLaren Vale: +6 Education and Training, McLaren Vale: +15 Health Care and Social Assistance, McLaren Vale: +37 Arts and Recreation Services, McLaren Vale: 0 Other Services, McLaren Vale: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in McLaren Vale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (237 people or 14.6%)
  • Construction (169 people or 10.4%)
  • Retail Trade (169 people or 10.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 575 people in total or 35.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 16.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Construction; and 12.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of McLaren Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (5.3% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (14.6% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (10.4% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in McLaren Vale decreased by 49 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in McLaren Vale were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-53 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-53 persons)

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