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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Bathurst Regional Council area, making up 13.7% of total employment.

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

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Bathurst Regional Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bathurst Regional Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6393.72.26524.02.2-13
Mining560.30.9520.31.0+4
Manufacturing1,3277.65.91,74210.68.5-415
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2001.10.93402.11.1-140
Construction1,3307.68.49015.57.3+429
Wholesale Trade2921.73.13672.24.5-75
Retail Trade1,99111.49.71,95611.910.4+35
Accommodation and Food Services1,3617.87.11,3268.06.7+35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5773.34.76353.85.0-58
Information Media and Telecommunications2661.52.23131.92.3-47
Financial and Insurance Services2571.55.02511.55.1+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2331.31.82241.41.6+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7224.18.16534.07.9+69
Administrative and Support Services5132.93.53862.33.3+127
Public Administration and Safety1,5108.75.91,4628.95.9+48
Education and Training2,21912.78.32,11412.87.9+105
Health Care and Social Assistance2,39613.712.52,00912.211.6+387
Arts and Recreation Services2411.41.51641.01.5+77
Other Services6944.03.76403.93.8+54
Industry not classified6303.64.73191.92.5+311

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, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.7% Mining, Bathurst Regional Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.1% Construction, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.7% Retail Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8.7% Education and Training, Bathurst Regional Council area: 12.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bathurst Regional Council area: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 4.0% Industry not classified, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bathurst Regional Council area: -13 Mining, Bathurst Regional Council area: +4 Manufacturing, Bathurst Regional Council area: -415 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: -140 Construction, Bathurst Regional Council area: +429 Wholesale Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: -75 Retail Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: +35 Accommodation and Food Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bathurst Regional Council area: -58 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bathurst Regional Council area: -47 Financial and Insurance Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +69 Administrative and Support Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +127 Public Administration and Safety, Bathurst Regional Council area: +48 Education and Training, Bathurst Regional Council area: +105 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bathurst Regional Council area: +387 Arts and Recreation Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +77 Other Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +54 Industry not classified, Bathurst Regional Council area: +311
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Bathurst Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,396 local workers 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (2,219 local workers 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,991 local workers 11.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,606 people in total or 37.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bathurst Regional Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (8.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Bathurst Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+429 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-415 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+387 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+311 local workers)

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