Berrigan Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Berrigan 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 Berrigan Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Berrigan 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 Berrigan 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Berrigan Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59417.22.060618.52.1-12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services431.21.0461.40.9-3
Wholesale Trade1012.92.8922.83.1+9
Retail Trade2828.29.02808.59.7+2
Accommodation and Food Services2768.06.22858.77.1-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1945.64.61765.44.7+18
Information Media and Telecommunications60.21.8150.52.2-9
Financial and Insurance Services320.95.3230.74.9+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.81.7220.71.8+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1012.98.9962.98.1+5
Administrative and Support Services792.33.2631.93.5+16
Public Administration and Safety1313.86.11223.76.0+9
Education and Training2687.88.72377.28.4+31
Health Care and Social Assistance44312.814.439412.012.5+49
Arts and Recreation Services280.81.4321.01.5-4
Other Services1243.63.41484.53.7-24
Industry not classified1424.14.61484.54.7-6
Total Persons3,443100.0100.03,279100.0100.0+164

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Berrigan Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (594 people or 17.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (443 people or 12.8%)
  • Manufacturing (298 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,335 people in total or 38.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.5% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+49 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+40 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (+33 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+31 resident workforce)

Berrigan Shire

economic profile