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Bellingen Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Bellingen Shire’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Bellingen Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Bellingen Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Bellingen Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Bellingen Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3577.32.13707.72.2-13
Mining270.60.9110.21.0+16
Manufacturing2835.85.83206.78.4-37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.70.9310.61.1+5
Construction4589.48.44178.77.3+41
Wholesale Trade811.73.11142.44.4-33
Retail Trade4819.89.751510.810.3-34
Accommodation and Food Services3887.97.14158.76.7-27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1523.14.71473.14.9+5
Information Media and Telecommunications571.22.2390.82.3+18
Financial and Insurance Services611.24.9611.35.00
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services701.41.8581.21.6+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2194.58.12304.87.9-11
Administrative and Support Services1753.63.51473.13.3+28
Public Administration and Safety2595.36.02645.56.1-5
Education and Training54211.18.455311.67.9-11
Health Care and Social Assistance82116.812.571815.011.6+103
Arts and Recreation Services741.51.5841.81.5-10
Other Services1653.43.71543.23.7+11
Industry not classified1783.64.71292.72.5+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bellingen Shire: 7.3% Mining, Bellingen Shire: 0.6% Manufacturing, Bellingen Shire: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bellingen Shire: 0.7% Construction, Bellingen Shire: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Bellingen Shire: 1.7% Retail Trade, Bellingen Shire: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Bellingen Shire: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bellingen Shire: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bellingen Shire: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Bellingen Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bellingen Shire: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bellingen Shire: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Bellingen Shire: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Bellingen Shire: 5.3% Education and Training, Bellingen Shire: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bellingen Shire: 16.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Bellingen Shire: 1.5% Other Services, Bellingen Shire: 3.4% Industry not classified, Bellingen Shire: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bellingen Shire: -13 Mining, Bellingen Shire: +16 Manufacturing, Bellingen Shire: -37 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bellingen Shire: +5 Construction, Bellingen Shire: +41 Wholesale Trade, Bellingen Shire: -33 Retail Trade, Bellingen Shire: -34 Accommodation and Food Services, Bellingen Shire: -27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bellingen Shire: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bellingen Shire: +18 Financial and Insurance Services, Bellingen Shire: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bellingen Shire: +12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bellingen Shire: -11 Administrative and Support Services, Bellingen Shire: +28 Public Administration and Safety, Bellingen Shire: -5 Education and Training, Bellingen Shire: -11 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bellingen Shire: +103 Arts and Recreation Services, Bellingen Shire: -10 Other Services, Bellingen Shire: +11 Industry not classified, Bellingen Shire: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Bellingen Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (821 people or 16.8%)
  • Education and Training (542 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (481 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,844 people in total or 37.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Education and Training; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.3% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.8% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Bellingen Shire was for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+103 resident workforce)

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