Berrigan Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Berrigan Shire, making up 19.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Berrigan Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Berrigan Shire.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Berrigan Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing54719.92.057421.22.2-27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services321.21.0361.30.9-4
Wholesale Trade833.02.9903.33.1-7
Retail Trade1997.29.02258.39.7-26
Accommodation and Food Services32511.86.231211.57.1+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1555.64.61756.54.7-20
Information Media and Telecommunications100.41.9130.52.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services170.65.3140.55.0+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services180.71.7140.51.8+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services702.58.9592.28.1+11
Administrative and Support Services632.33.2552.03.5+8
Public Administration and Safety953.45.8923.45.9+3
Education and Training2137.78.72057.68.3+8
Health Care and Social Assistance34412.514.431011.512.5+34
Arts and Recreation Services421.51.4351.31.5+7
Other Services1013.73.41063.93.7-5
Industry not classified1104.04.61184.44.7-8
Total persons2,754100.0100.02,705100.0100.0+49

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 local workers in Berrigan Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (547 people or 19.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (344 people or 12.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (325 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,216 people in total or 44.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.2% 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 (19.9% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (11.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Berrigan Shire were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+55 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+34 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-27 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-26 local workers)

Berrigan Shire

economic profile