Sector Statistics

Sector Statistics

Industries or Sectors Experiencing the Most Changes

According to NSA, the major sectors of employment are agriculture forestry and fishing which accounts for about 30 percent of the employed population while the least is the Water supply and related industries as well as art, entertainment and recreation which accounts for 0.3 percent of the employed population. Males are far more likely than females to be employed in construction, transport and storage, while females are more likely than males to be employed in private households and wholesale and retail trade.

    Female   Male  Total 
Industry Number % Number Number
Agriculture Forestry & Fishing  104,156 30.4   105,750  28.6  209,906 29.5 
Mining & Quarrying  2,436  0.7  12,102  3.3  14,539  2.0
Manufacturing  8,990  2.6  19,716  5.3  28,706  4.0
Electricity & Related Industries  995  0.3  2,058  0.6  3,053  0.4

Water Supply & Related Industries

 887  0.3 1,457  0.4  2,344  0.3
Construction 4,433  1.3  52,314  14.2  56.747  8.0
Wholesale & Retail Trade  57,833 16.9  39,266  10.6  97,099  13.6
Transport & Storage  2,790  0.8  23,776  6.4  26,565  3.7
Accomodation & Food Service  19,726  5.7  9,453  2.6  29,179  4.1
Information & Communication  2,062  0.6  2,019  0.5  4,081  0.6
Financial and Insurance Activities  8,401  2,.4  5,494  1.5  13.896  1.9
Real Estate Activities  435  0.1  242  0.1  677  0.1
Professional,Scientific and Technical Activities  3,023  0.9  3,603 1.0   6,626  0.9
Administration & Support Service Activities  15,066  4.4  16,506  4.5  31,572  4.4
Public Administration,Defence,Compulsory Social  16,008  4.7  25,882  7.0  41,889  5.9
Education  28,826  8.4  12,684  3.4  41,510  5.8

Human Health & Social Work Activities

 14.449  4.2  7,257  2.0  21,706  3.0
Art,Entertaiment & Recreation   807  0.2  1,536  0.4  2,342  0.3
Other Services Activities   6,840  2.0  5,640  1.5  12.480  1.8
Private Households  44,500  13.0  22,556  6.1  67,057  9.4
Extraterritorial Organisation  90  *  44  *  134  *
Not Recorded  324  0.1  277  0.1  601  0.1
Total  343,076  100 369,634  100  712,710  100

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