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Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Bega Valley Shire, making up 15.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bega Valley Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Bega Valley Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bega Valley Shire 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8377.02.2
Mining150.10.9
Manufacturing1,0508.85.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1110.90.9
Construction7846.68.4
Wholesale Trade2301.93.1
Retail Trade1,51412.79.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,37511.57.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3903.34.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1030.92.2
Financial and Insurance Services1681.45.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1761.51.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5074.28.1
Administrative and Support Services3512.93.5
Public Administration and Safety5945.05.9
Education and Training9297.88.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,79815.012.5
Arts and Recreation Services2011.71.5
Other Services4263.63.7
Industry not classified4313.64.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bega Valley Shire: 7.0% Mining, Bega Valley Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Bega Valley Shire: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bega Valley Shire: 0.9% Construction, Bega Valley Shire: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, Bega Valley Shire: 1.9% Retail Trade, Bega Valley Shire: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Bega Valley Shire: 11.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bega Valley Shire: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bega Valley Shire: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bega Valley Shire: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Bega Valley Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Bega Valley Shire: 5.0% Education and Training, Bega Valley Shire: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bega Valley Shire: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Bega Valley Shire: 3.6% Industry not classified, Bega Valley Shire: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Bega Valley Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,798 local workers 15.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,514 local workers 12.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,375 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,687 people in total or 39.2% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.0%)

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