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Bellingen Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bellingen Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 554 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Bellingen 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 Bellingen 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 Bellingen 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
Bellingen Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing43111.02.145510.82.3-24
Mining300.80.9100.21.0+20
Manufacturing3258.36.73819.07.2-56
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170.41.1210.51.1-4
Construction49112.69.63568.48.7+135
Wholesale Trade591.53.5781.93.7-19
Retail Trade3849.89.743210.210.0-48
Accommodation and Food Services3719.56.946411.07.2-92
Transport, Postal and Warehousing962.55.21313.15.1-35
Information Media and Telecommunications320.82.2240.62.4+8
Financial and Insurance Services411.15.2431.05.1-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services551.41.7631.51.8-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1965.09.72004.78.4-4
Administrative and Support Services992.53.31573.73.5-57
Public Administration and Safety1814.66.01994.75.9-17
Education and Training3619.27.94079.78.6-46
Health Care and Social Assistance55414.213.057513.612.4-21
Arts and Recreation Services451.11.6581.41.6-13
Other Services1423.63.61674.03.9-24
Total industries3,911100.0100.04,217100.0100.0-307

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Bellingen Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (554 people or 14.2%)
  • Construction (491 people or 12.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (431 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,476 people in total or 37.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.6% in Construction and 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.6% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bellingen Shire increased by decreased by -307 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+135 local workers)
  • Mining (+20 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+8 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-1 local workers)

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