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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Broken Hill City, making up 19.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Broken Hill City 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 Broken Hill City.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Broken Hill City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1251.86.0701.06.1+55
Mining74810.92.468510.02.5+63
Manufacturing1472.16.22053.08.6-58
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1392.01.31842.71.5-45
Construction3104.57.13354.96.4-25
Wholesale Trade1271.92.01372.02.8-10
Retail Trade82512.011.091813.412.0-93
Accommodation and Food Services6669.78.668410.08.3-18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2473.63.82563.74.0-9
Information Media and Telecommunications701.00.8650.90.9+5
Financial and Insurance Services861.32.01011.52.2-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services610.91.4500.71.5+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1342.04.41682.54.4-34
Administrative and Support Services1922.82.92012.92.5-9
Public Administration and Safety4917.26.75427.96.6-51
Education and Training5878.69.35908.68.8-3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,31019.115.11,16016.913.5+150
Arts and Recreation Services610.91.2570.81.2+4
Other Services2914.24.02573.84.0+34
Industry not classified2403.53.81832.72.1+57

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 6.0% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.7% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: 1.8% Mining, Broken Hill City: 10.9% Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: 2.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: 2.0% Construction, Broken Hill City: 4.5% Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: 1.9% Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: 9.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: 7.2% Education and Training, Broken Hill City: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: 19.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: 0.9% Other Services, Broken Hill City: 4.2% Industry not classified, Broken Hill City: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: +55 Mining, Broken Hill City: +63 Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: -58 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: -45 Construction, Broken Hill City: -25 Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: -10 Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: -93 Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: -18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: -9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: -15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: +11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: -34 Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: -9 Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: -51 Education and Training, Broken Hill City: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: +150 Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: +4 Other Services, Broken Hill City: +34 Industry not classified, Broken Hill City: +57
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Broken Hill City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,310 local workers 19.1%)
  • Retail Trade (825 local workers 12.0%)
  • Mining (748 local workers 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,883 people in total or 42.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 2.4% in Mining.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (10.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.1% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.1% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Broken Hill City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+150 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-93 local workers)
  • Mining (+63 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-58 local workers)

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