Berrigan Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Berrigan Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 564 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Berrigan 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 Berrigan 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 Berrigan 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
Berrigan Shire2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing56418.82.164921.32.2-85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services431.41.1421.41.0+1
Wholesale Trade1083.63.01103.63.4-2
Retail Trade2056.89.32889.59.6-83
Accommodation and Food Services32210.76.033911.16.9-17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1886.35.12287.55.2-40
Information Media and Telecommunications722.42.2180.62.4+54
Financial and Insurance Services170.65.580.34.8+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.61.8130.41.7+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services782.610.1652.19.4+13
Administrative and Support Services862.93.3812.73.5+4
Public Administration and Safety913.06.1993.35.7-8
Education and Training2107.08.62257.48.5-14
Health Care and Social Assistance35912.014.235311.613.1+6
Arts and Recreation Services421.41.6311.01.7+11
Other Services1364.53.81123.73.7+25
Total industries3,000100.0100.03,044100.0100.0-44

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 Berrigan Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (564 people or 18.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (359 people or 12.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (322 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,244 people in total or 41.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.0% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Berrigan Shire decreased by -44 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+54 local workers)
  • Construction (+51 local workers)
  • Other Services (+25 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+17 local workers)

Berrigan Shire

economic profile