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Industry sector of employment

More Parkes Shire residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

Parkes Shire’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
Parkes Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69711.95.768111.35.8+16
Mining4477.62.44367.22.5+11
Manufacturing2103.66.03325.58.3-122
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services651.11.3651.11.50
Construction3075.28.73565.97.9-49
Retail Trade60810.410.370011.611.4-92
Wholesale trade1192.02.01782.92.8-59
Accommodation and Food Services4277.37.94447.47.7-17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3616.24.04016.64.2-40
Information Media and Telecommunications340.60.9360.61.0-2
Financial and Insurance Services711.22.0691.12.2+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services550.91.4500.81.4+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1512.64.51923.24.6-41
Administrative and Support Services1532.63.31252.12.8+28
Public Administration and Safety4187.17.24176.97.2+1
Education and Training5058.69.04387.38.6+67
Health Care and Social Assistance71412.214.468411.313.0+30
Arts and Recreation Services360.61.2330.51.2+3
Other Services2504.33.92694.53.9-19
Inadequately described or not stated2203.83.81292.12.1+91

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, Regional NSW: 5.7% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 8.7% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 10.3% Wholesale trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 7.2% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 14.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: 11.9% Mining, Parkes Shire: 7.6% Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: 1.1% Construction, Parkes Shire: 5.2% Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: 10.4% Wholesale trade, Parkes Shire: 2.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: 7.1% Education and Training, Parkes Shire: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Parkes Shire: 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, Parkes Shire: +16 Mining, Parkes Shire: +11 Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: -122 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: 0 Construction, Parkes Shire: -49 Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: -92 Wholesale trade, Parkes Shire: -59 Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: -17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: -40 Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: -41 Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: +28 Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: +1 Education and Training, Parkes Shire: +67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: +30 Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: +3 Other Services, Parkes Shire: -19
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 Parkes Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (714 people or 12.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (697 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (608 people or 10.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,019 people in total or 34.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 10.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Parkes Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (11.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in mining (7.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (5.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (3.6% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Parkes Shire decreased by 187 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Manufacturing (-122 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-92 persons)
  • Education and Training (+67 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-59 persons)

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