Bathurst Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Bathurst Regional Council area, making up 17.3% 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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bathurst Regional Council area20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6243.22.06393.72.2-15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1760.91.02001.10.9-24
Wholesale Trade3291.72.92921.73.1+37
Retail Trade1,96610.19.01,99111.49.7-25
Accommodation and Food Services1,4327.36.21,3617.87.1+71
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6743.44.65773.34.7+97
Information Media and Telecommunications2261.21.92661.52.2-40
Financial and Insurance Services2731.45.32571.55.0+16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2101.11.72331.31.8-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7363.88.97224.18.1+14
Administrative and Support Services5112.63.25132.93.5-2
Public Administration and Safety1,8529.55.81,5108.75.9+342
Education and Training2,35512.08.72,21912.78.3+136
Health Care and Social Assistance3,38617.314.42,39613.712.5+990
Arts and Recreation Services2921.51.42411.41.5+51
Other Services7563.93.46944.03.7+62
Industry not classified7093.64.66303.64.7+79
Total persons19,554100.0100.017,454100.0100.0+2,100

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Bathurst Regional Council area in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,386 people or 17.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,355 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,966 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,707 people in total or 39.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (9.5% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.0% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Bathurst Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+990 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+342 local workers)
  • Construction (+278 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+136 local workers)

Bathurst Regional Council

economic profile