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Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Bega Valley Shire, making up 14.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bega Valley Shire 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 Bega Valley Shire.

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, Bega Valley Shire 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
Bega Valley Shire 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8527.12.27946.72.2+58
Mining160.10.9120.11.0+4
Manufacturing1,0438.75.91,1879.98.5-144
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1110.90.91271.11.1-16
Construction7796.58.47986.77.3-19
Wholesale Trade2342.03.13422.94.5-108
Retail Trade1,50712.69.71,55613.010.4-49
Accommodation and Food Services1,37411.57.11,39511.76.7-21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3873.24.74613.95.0-74
Information Media and Telecommunications1030.92.21030.92.30
Financial and Insurance Services1661.45.01891.65.1-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1741.51.81781.51.6-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5024.28.15204.47.9-18
Administrative and Support Services3512.93.52662.23.3+85
Public Administration and Safety5985.05.95995.05.9-1
Education and Training9247.78.39538.07.9-29
Health Care and Social Assistance1,78314.912.51,63213.711.6+151
Arts and Recreation Services2001.71.51801.51.5+20
Other Services4183.53.74033.43.8+15
Industry not classified4283.64.72442.02.5+184

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, Bega Valley Shire: 7.1% Mining, Bega Valley Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Bega Valley Shire: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bega Valley Shire: 0.9% Construction, Bega Valley Shire: 6.5% Wholesale Trade, Bega Valley Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Bega Valley Shire: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Bega Valley Shire: 11.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bega Valley Shire: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bega Valley Shire: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bega Valley Shire: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Bega Valley Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Bega Valley Shire: 5.0% Education and Training, Bega Valley Shire: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bega Valley Shire: 14.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Bega Valley Shire: 3.5% Industry not classified, Bega Valley Shire: 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, Bega Valley Shire: +58 Mining, Bega Valley Shire: +4 Manufacturing, Bega Valley Shire: -144 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bega Valley Shire: -16 Construction, Bega Valley Shire: -19 Wholesale Trade, Bega Valley Shire: -108 Retail Trade, Bega Valley Shire: -49 Accommodation and Food Services, Bega Valley Shire: -21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bega Valley Shire: -74 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bega Valley Shire: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Bega Valley Shire: -23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bega Valley Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bega Valley Shire: -18 Administrative and Support Services, Bega Valley Shire: +85 Public Administration and Safety, Bega Valley Shire: -1 Education and Training, Bega Valley Shire: -29 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bega Valley Shire: +151 Arts and Recreation Services, Bega Valley Shire: +20 Other Services, Bega Valley Shire: +15 Industry not classified, Bega Valley Shire: +184
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 Bega Valley Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,783 local workers 14.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,507 local workers 12.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,374 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,664 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Bega Valley Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+184 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+151 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-144 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-108 local workers)

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