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Bathurst Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bathurst Regional Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,191 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7493.72.27344.02.2+15
Mining530.31.1780.41.2-25
Manufacturing1,6698.26.51,6939.28.0-24
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2311.10.93291.81.1-99
Construction1,6338.09.31,88610.38.2-253
Wholesale Trade3071.53.24272.34.2-120
Retail Trade2,44011.910.02,01711.010.1+423
Accommodation and Food Services1,6338.07.51,4177.77.1+216
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7213.54.86893.85.2+32
Information Media and Telecommunications2281.12.23712.02.6-142
Financial and Insurance Services3191.65.02531.45.1+66
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2311.11.72441.31.8-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8314.18.76993.88.3+132
Administrative and Support Services5832.93.46303.43.5-47
Public Administration and Safety1,6998.35.81,4688.06.0+231
Education and Training2,69613.29.12,22912.18.2+467
Health Care and Social Assistance3,19115.613.32,19111.911.7+1,000
Arts and Recreation Services3871.91.62741.51.7+113
Other Services8524.23.77384.03.9+114

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% 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: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.7% Mining, Bathurst Regional Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.1% Construction, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: 11.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bathurst Regional Council area: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.1% 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: 8.3% Education and Training, Bathurst Regional Council area: 13.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bathurst Regional Council area: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 1.9% Other Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: 4.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bathurst Regional Council area: +15 Mining, Bathurst Regional Council area: -25 Manufacturing, Bathurst Regional Council area: -24 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: -99 Construction, Bathurst Regional Council area: -253 Wholesale Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: -120 Retail Trade, Bathurst Regional Council area: +423 Accommodation and Food Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +216 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bathurst Regional Council area: +32 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bathurst Regional Council area: -142 Financial and Insurance Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +66 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +132 Administrative and Support Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: -47 Public Administration and Safety, Bathurst Regional Council area: +231 Education and Training, Bathurst Regional Council area: +467 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bathurst Regional Council area: +1,000 Arts and Recreation Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +113 Other Services, Bathurst Regional Council area: +114
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,191 people or 15.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,696 people or 13.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,440 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 8,327 people in total or 40.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% in Education and Training; and 10.0% 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 (13.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (8.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bathurst Regional Council area increased by 2,088 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Bathurst Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,000 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+467 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+423 local workers)
  • Construction (-253 local workers)

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