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Bathurst Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

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In Bathurst Regional Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,894 local jobs in 2016/17.

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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Bathurst Regional Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7633.92.37324.12.4+31
Mining940.51.1770.41.1+16
Manufacturing1,4407.47.01,7079.58.6-267
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3922.01.14752.61.3-83
Construction1,5898.18.01,4328.07.8+157
Wholesale Trade3611.83.54972.84.4-137
Retail Trade2,12510.99.92,01411.210.1+111
Accommodation and Food Services1,4367.47.21,3757.76.9+60
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7053.65.27234.05.4-18
Information Media and Telecommunications3411.72.54152.32.7-74
Financial and Insurance Services3521.85.12501.45.1+102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2531.31.92381.31.8+16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8314.38.76683.78.1+163
Administrative and Support Services5873.03.65222.93.4+65
Public Administration and Safety1,5437.95.91,4598.16.0+84
Education and Training2,47412.78.62,19512.27.9+279
Health Care and Social Assistance2,89414.812.72,00411.211.2+890
Arts and Recreation Services5372.81.83251.81.7+212
Other Services7984.13.88454.74.0-47

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.9% Mining, Bathurst Regional Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 2.0% Construction, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.8% Retail Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Bathurst Regional Council area: 7.9% Education and Training, Bathurst Regional Council area: 12.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bathurst Regional Council area: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 2.8% Other Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bathurst Regional Council area: +31 Mining, Bathurst Regional Council area: +16 Manufacturing, Bathurst Regional Council area: -267 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: -83 Construction, Bathurst Regional Council area: +157 Wholesale Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: -137 Retail Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: +111 Accommodation and Food Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bathurst Regional Council area: -18 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bathurst Regional Council area: -74 Financial and Insurance Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +102 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +163 Administrative and Support Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +65 Public Administration and Safety, Bathurst Regional Council area: +84 Education and Training, Bathurst Regional Council area: +279 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bathurst Regional Council area: +890 Arts and Recreation Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +212 Other Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: -47
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,894 people or 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (2,474 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (2,125 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,492 people in total or 38.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Education and Training; and 9.9% 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 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bathurst Regional Council area increased by 1,563 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Bathurst Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+890 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+279 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-267 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+212 local workers)

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