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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area, making up 19.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Canberra Region 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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area.

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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional NSW %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9319.55.9
Mining250.32.4
Manufacturing3343.46.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3113.21.3
Construction4504.67.1
Wholesale Trade1491.52.0
Retail Trade8919.111.0
Accommodation and Food Services1,93219.88.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3043.13.8
Information Media and Telecommunications640.70.8
Financial and Insurance Services740.82.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2312.41.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3053.14.4
Administrative and Support Services2872.92.9
Public Administration and Safety6116.36.6
Education and Training7647.89.3
Health Care and Social Assistance7017.215.1
Arts and Recreation Services8108.31.2
Other Services2732.84.0
Industry not classified3203.33.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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, Regional NSW: 5.9% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.6% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 9.5% Mining, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.2% Construction, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 4.6% Wholesale Trade, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 19.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 6.3% Education and Training, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 7.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 8.3% Other Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 2.8% Industry not classified, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.3%
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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,932 local workers 19.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (931 local workers 9.5%)
  • Retail Trade (891 local workers 9.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,754 people in total or 38.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 8.6% in Accommodation and Food Services; 5.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Snowy Monaro Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (19.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Arts and Recreation Services (8.3% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.2% compared to 15.1%)

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