Bathurst Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bathurst Regional Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,052 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Bathurst Regional Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bathurst Regional Council area regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Bathurst Regional Council area's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Bathurst Regional Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9484.62.17724.02.3+176
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2801.41.02781.41.1+2
Wholesale Trade2871.43.43551.83.5-68
Retail Trade2,0109.79.52,17511.29.9-165
Accommodation and Food Services1,3596.66.51,4827.67.2-122
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8063.95.07453.85.0+60
Information Media and Telecommunications2711.32.23301.72.4-59
Financial and Insurance Services2881.45.12661.45.1+22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2271.11.72621.31.8-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9204.410.18584.48.7+61
Administrative and Support Services5942.93.36033.13.6-9
Public Administration and Safety1,6307.96.11,5518.05.9+78
Education and Training2,79913.58.72,57013.28.7+229
Health Care and Social Assistance3,05214.713.22,69813.812.9+354
Arts and Recreation Services2261.11.73801.91.7-154
Other Services7283.53.77754.03.8-47
Total industries20,718100.0100.019,497100.0100.0+1,221

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Bathurst Regional Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,052 people or 14.7%)
  • Education and Training (2,799 people or 13.5%)
  • Manufacturing (2,225 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,076 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 6.6% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bathurst Regional Council area increased by increased by 1,221 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Manufacturing (+702 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+354 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+229 local workers)
  • Construction (+185 local workers)

Bathurst Regional Council

economic profile