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Industry sector of employment

More Parkes Shire residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Parkes Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing68111.35.882814.27.0-147
Mining4367.22.53265.61.7+110
Manufacturing3325.58.32985.19.2+34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services651.11.5641.11.3+1
Construction3565.97.93255.67.7+31
Wholesale trade1782.92.81482.53.1+30
Retail Trade70011.611.475913.012.3-59
Accommodation and Food Services4447.47.74417.67.5+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4016.64.23606.24.3+41
Information Media and Telecommunications360.61.0400.71.2-4
Financial and Insurance Services691.12.2941.62.3-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.81.4571.01.5-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1923.24.61502.64.4+42
Administrative and Support Services1252.12.8981.72.5+27
Public Administration and Safety4176.97.23826.66.9+35
Education and Training4387.38.64257.38.2+13
Health Care and Social Assistance68411.313.063410.911.5+50
Arts and Recreation Services330.51.2460.81.2-13
Other Services2694.53.92454.23.8+24
Inadequately described or not stated1292.12.11101.92.3+19

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 5.8% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.5% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.9% Wholesale trade, Regional NSW: 2.8% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 7.2% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional NSW: 2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: 11.3% Mining, Parkes Shire: 7.2% Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: 1.1% Construction, Parkes Shire: 5.9% Wholesale trade, Parkes Shire: 2.9% Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: 6.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: 6.9% Education and Training, Parkes Shire: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: 0.5% Other Services, Parkes Shire: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Parkes Shire: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Parkes Shire: -147 Mining, Parkes Shire: +110 Manufacturing, Parkes Shire: +34 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Parkes Shire: +1 Construction, Parkes Shire: +31 Wholesale trade, Parkes Shire: +30 Retail Trade, Parkes Shire: -59 Accommodation and Food Services, Parkes Shire: +3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Parkes Shire: +41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Parkes Shire: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Parkes Shire: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Parkes Shire: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Parkes Shire: +42 Administrative and Support Services, Parkes Shire: +27 Public Administration and Safety, Parkes Shire: +35 Education and Training, Parkes Shire: +13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Parkes Shire: +50 Arts and Recreation Services, Parkes Shire: -13 Other Services, Parkes Shire: +24 Inadequately described or not stated, Parkes Shire: +19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (700 people or 11.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (684 people or 11.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (681 people or 11.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,065 people in total or 34.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 11.4% in Retail Trade; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 5.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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 (11.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in mining (7.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (6.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.5% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Parkes Shire increased by 205 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Parkes Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-147 persons)
  • Mining (+110 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-59 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+50 persons)

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