Bega Valley Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Bega Valley Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Bega Valley Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Bega Valley Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers2,25815.111.92,01815.312.7+240
Community and Personal Service Workers2,04513.710.61,60512.210.4+440
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,55410.413.01,43810.913.8+116
Sales Workers1,3619.18.01,41010.79.2-49
Machinery Operators And Drivers8665.86.07635.86.1+103
Inadequately described or not stated2481.71.92081.61.8+40
Total Persons14,981100.0100.013,155100.0100.0+1,826

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 resident workers in Bega Valley Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,604 people or 17.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,258 people or 15.1%)
  • Managers (2,051 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,913 people in total or 46.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.8% in Professionals; 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 14.6% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.4% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (13.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.7% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Bega Valley Shire increased by 1,826 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Bega Valley Shire were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+495 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+440 persons)
  • Managers (+263 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+240 persons)

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile