SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Key Indicator

SHOROC employment levels in each industry sector over time.

Target (SHOROC Region)

Report on changes in employment by industry sector over time.

What is the current situation/trend?

not available Indicator is stable

The top five SHOROC employment industry sectors have remained relatively steady between 2006 and 2012 as follows:

  Top Five SHOROC Industry Employment Sectors (June 2010) are:
Industry Type %  Share of Total SHOROC Employment (June 2012) %  Share of Total SHOROC Employment (June 2010) %  Share of Total SHOROC Employment (2006)
1. Retail Trade 13.9% 13.8% 12.9%
2. Construction 10.9% 10.8% 11.3%
3. Health Care and Social Assistance 9.9% 11.3% 11.4%
4. Accommodation & Food Services 9.4% 8.5% 9.5%
5. Education & Training 9.0% 8.5% 6.9%
Total Employment: 53.1% 52.9% 52.0%


The top three growth industries between 2006 to 2012 are:

Top Three Growth Industries between 2006 to 2012
Industry Type Employment Growth in Job Numbers
1. Education and Training 2,792 jobs
2. Wholesale Trade 2,152jobs
3. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2,072 jobs


The top three industries that have experienced a decline in employment between 2006 to 2010 are:

Top Three Declining Industries between 2006 to 2012
Industry Type Employment Decline in Job Numbers and % Decrease
1. Manufacturing -824 jobs
2. Health Care & Social Assistance -807 jobs
3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing -579 jobs

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Click here to view detailed information on all changes in employment by Industry Sector in the SHOROC Region (2006), as summarised in the above tables.

Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

This indicator provides the ability to track the changes in industry sectors operating in the region over time.  If read in conjunction with the ‘Employment Self Sufficiency’ Indicator No. 11, comparisons can be drawn to determine whether these changes in industry are in support of or detracting from self sufficiency levels.

Updated July 2013