Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bega Valley Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,684 local jobs in 2022/23.

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 Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9675.61.91,2028.22.1-235
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2211.31.11370.91.0+84
Wholesale Trade3131.83.03592.43.4-47
Retail Trade2,08712.29.41,77912.19.7+308
Accommodation and Food Services1,90811.16.51,68511.56.7+223
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5953.55.25283.65.3+67
Information Media and Telecommunications1270.72.11521.02.5-25
Financial and Insurance Services2011.25.41721.24.9+29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1791.01.71721.21.8+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7554.410.06314.39.5+124
Administrative and Support Services6113.63.14643.23.2+147
Public Administration and Safety8745.16.06774.65.5+197
Education and Training1,2947.58.31,1077.58.4+187
Health Care and Social Assistance2,68415.614.82,26615.413.1+418
Arts and Recreation Services2601.51.62611.81.8-1
Other Services6763.93.55824.03.7+94
Total industries17,166100.0100.014,682100.0100.0+2,483

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,684 people or 15.6%)
  • Construction (2,150 people or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (2,087 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,921 people in total or 40.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Construction and 9.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (11.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.6% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by 2,483 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+878 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+418 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+308 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+223 local workers)

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile