Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bega Valley Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,000 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,50610.72.11,1208.32.3+386
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1751.21.11621.21.1+13
Wholesale Trade2731.93.52942.23.7-22
Retail Trade1,61111.59.71,62112.010.0-10
Accommodation and Food Services1,55711.16.91,47811.07.2+79
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4433.25.24853.65.1-42
Information Media and Telecommunications1491.12.21080.82.4+41
Financial and Insurance Services1781.35.21851.45.1-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1721.21.71821.31.8-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6154.49.75354.08.4+80
Administrative and Support Services3832.73.34103.03.5-26
Public Administration and Safety6975.06.06314.75.9+66
Education and Training9757.07.91,0848.08.6-109
Health Care and Social Assistance2,00014.313.01,87913.912.4+121
Arts and Recreation Services2081.51.62041.51.6+5
Other Services5684.13.64743.53.9+94
Total industries14,013100.0100.013,487100.0100.0+526

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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,000 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,611 people or 11.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,557 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,167 people in total or 36.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 6.9% 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 (10.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (11.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by increased by 526 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+386 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+121 local workers)
  • Other Services (+94 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+80 local workers)

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile