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Employment by industry (Total)

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In Broken Hill City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,380 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Broken Hill City. 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 Broken Hill City 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 Broken Hill City'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Broken Hill City2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1822.42.3791.02.4+103
Mining81310.61.17599.71.1+53
Manufacturing2553.37.03274.28.6-71
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1692.21.12032.61.3-34
Construction3414.48.04836.27.8-142
Wholesale Trade1532.03.51992.64.4-46
Retail Trade1,11314.59.91,06113.610.1+52
Accommodation and Food Services7359.67.279310.26.9-58
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2563.35.22723.55.4-16
Information Media and Telecommunications1091.42.5991.32.7+10
Financial and Insurance Services1061.45.11071.45.1-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services741.01.9951.21.8-22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1421.88.71872.48.1-45
Administrative and Support Services2202.93.63094.03.4-89
Public Administration and Safety4986.55.95847.56.0-87
Education and Training6528.58.66438.27.9+10
Health Care and Social Assistance1,38018.012.71,19315.311.2+187
Arts and Recreation Services710.91.8781.01.7-7
Other Services3985.23.83234.14.0+75

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: 2.4% Mining, Broken Hill City: 10.6% Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: 2.2% Construction, Broken Hill City: 4.4% Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: 2.0% Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: 14.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: 9.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: 1.8% Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: 6.5% Education and Training, Broken Hill City: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: 18.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: 0.9% Other Services, Broken Hill City: 5.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: +103 Mining, Broken Hill City: +53 Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: -71 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: -34 Construction, Broken Hill City: -142 Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: -46 Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: +52 Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: -58 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: -16 Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: -22 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: -45 Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: -89 Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: -87 Education and Training, Broken Hill City: +10 Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: +187 Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: -7 Other Services, Broken Hill City: +75
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Broken Hill City in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,380 people or 18.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,113 people or 14.5%)
  • Mining (813 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,306 people in total or 43.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 1.1% in Mining.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (10.6% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.0% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Broken Hill City decreased by 129 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Broken Hill City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+187 local workers)
  • Construction (-142 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+103 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-89 local workers)

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