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Shire of Plantagenet

Industry sector of employment

More Shire of Plantagenet residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing than any other industry in 2011.

The Shire of Plantagenet’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
Shire of Plantagenet - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing56125.88.965032.312.1-89
Mining452.111.2281.48.0+17
Manufacturing22310.37.222611.27.8-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.41.330.11.1+5
Construction1486.810.91226.19.2+26
Wholesale trade612.82.5452.22.9+16
Retail Trade1969.09.21718.510.1+25
Accommodation and Food Services853.96.1673.36.1+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing994.64.8673.34.4+32
Information Media and Telecommunications60.30.660.30.70
Financial and Insurance Services251.21.2271.31.4-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services251.21.5271.31.7-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services482.23.2673.32.9-19
Administrative and Support Services361.72.7251.22.6+11
Public Administration and Safety1446.65.81005.06.2+44
Education and Training1587.37.61276.37.4+31
Health Care and Social Assistance1848.58.41507.48.5+34
Arts and Recreation Services110.50.700.00.7+11
Other Services653.03.9482.43.6+17
Inadequately described or not stated462.12.3582.92.9-12

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 WA: 8.9% Mining, Regional WA: 11.2% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.3% Construction, Regional WA: 10.9% Wholesale trade, Regional WA: 2.5% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional WA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional WA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional WA: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional WA: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional WA: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.8% Education and Training, Regional WA: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 8.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 0.7% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional WA: 2.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Plantagenet: 25.8% Mining, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.1% Manufacturing, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.4% Construction, Shire of Plantagenet: 6.8% Wholesale trade, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.8% Retail Trade, Shire of Plantagenet: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Plantagenet: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Plantagenet: 6.6% Education and Training, Shire of Plantagenet: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Plantagenet: 8.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.5% Other Services, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Plantagenet: 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, Shire of Plantagenet: -89 Mining, Shire of Plantagenet: +17 Manufacturing, Shire of Plantagenet: -3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Plantagenet: +5 Construction, Shire of Plantagenet: +26 Wholesale trade, Shire of Plantagenet: +16 Retail Trade, Shire of Plantagenet: +25 Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Plantagenet: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Plantagenet: +32 Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Plantagenet: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Plantagenet: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Plantagenet: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Plantagenet: -19 Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Plantagenet: +11 Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Plantagenet: +44 Education and Training, Shire of Plantagenet: +31 Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Plantagenet: +34 Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Plantagenet: +11 Other Services, Shire of Plantagenet: +17 Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Plantagenet: -12
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 Shire of Plantagenet in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (561 people or 25.8%)
  • Manufacturing (223 people or 10.3%)
  • Retail Trade (196 people or 9.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 980 people in total or 45.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 8.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.2% in Manufacturing; and 9.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (25.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (10.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in mining (2.1% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (6.8% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Plantagenet increased by 160 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the Shire of Plantagenet was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-89 persons)

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