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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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Bellingen Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 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

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

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Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bellingen Shire: 11.0% Mining, Bellingen Shire: 0.8% Manufacturing, Bellingen Shire: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bellingen Shire: 0.4% Construction, Bellingen Shire: 12.6% Wholesale Trade, Bellingen Shire: 1.5% Retail Trade, Bellingen Shire: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Bellingen Shire: 9.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bellingen Shire: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bellingen Shire: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Bellingen Shire: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bellingen Shire: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bellingen Shire: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Bellingen Shire: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Bellingen Shire: 4.6% Education and Training, Bellingen Shire: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bellingen Shire: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Bellingen Shire: 1.1% Other Services, Bellingen Shire: 3.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bellingen Shire: -24 Mining, Bellingen Shire: +20 Manufacturing, Bellingen Shire: -56 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bellingen Shire: -4 Construction, Bellingen Shire: +135 Wholesale Trade, Bellingen Shire: -19 Retail Trade, Bellingen Shire: -48 Accommodation and Food Services, Bellingen Shire: -92 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bellingen Shire: -35 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bellingen Shire: +8 Financial and Insurance Services, Bellingen Shire: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bellingen Shire: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bellingen Shire: -4 Administrative and Support Services, Bellingen Shire: -57 Public Administration and Safety, Bellingen Shire: -17 Education and Training, Bellingen Shire: -46 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bellingen Shire: -21 Arts and Recreation Services, Bellingen Shire: -13 Other Services, Bellingen Shire: -24
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Bellingen Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+135 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-92 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-57 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-56 local workers)

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