Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bega Valley Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,930 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Bega Valley Shire. 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 Bega Valley Shire 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 Bega Valley Shire'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
Bega Valley Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2259.22.11,1037.92.3+122
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1341.01.01310.91.1+3
Wholesale Trade2191.63.42792.03.5-60
Retail Trade1,47911.19.51,73512.49.9-255
Accommodation and Food Services1,3159.96.51,51710.97.2-202
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4523.45.04913.55.0-40
Information Media and Telecommunications1831.42.21120.82.4+72
Financial and Insurance Services1721.35.11751.35.1-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1621.21.71991.41.8-36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5794.410.15634.08.7+16
Administrative and Support Services4613.53.34413.23.6+20
Public Administration and Safety7115.46.16564.75.9+56
Education and Training1,0668.08.71,1077.98.7-41
Health Care and Social Assistance1,93014.513.22,05314.712.9-124
Arts and Recreation Services2101.61.72501.81.7-41
Other Services6194.73.74893.53.8+130
Total industries13,295100.0100.013,960100.0100.0-665

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 Bega Valley Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,930 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,479 people or 11.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,315 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,724 people in total or 35.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 6.5% 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (9.9% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by decreased by -665 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Other Services (+130 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+122 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+72 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+56 local workers)

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile