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Employment by industry (Total)

In Broken Hill City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,409 local jobs in 2018/19.

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.

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
Broken Hill City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1401.82.11151.62.3+25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2182.81.01712.31.1+47
Wholesale Trade1341.73.61492.04.0-15
Retail Trade93612.010.391612.510.1+20
Accommodation and Food Services6958.97.080211.07.1-107
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3284.25.02553.55.1+74
Information Media and Telecommunications1431.82.3901.22.4+53
Financial and Insurance Services620.85.1971.35.1-35
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.11.61001.41.8-96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1822.39.11612.28.3+21
Administrative and Support Services2202.83.32062.83.5+14
Public Administration and Safety6007.76.05207.15.9+80
Education and Training6528.48.56088.38.5+45
Health Care and Social Assistance1,40918.112.41,20916.512.1+200
Arts and Recreation Services730.91.6711.01.7+2
Other Services3915.03.93004.13.9+90
Total industries7,771100.0100.07,315100.0100.0+455

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Broken Hill City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,409 people or 18.1%)
  • Retail Trade (936 people or 12.0%)
  • Mining (848 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,193 people in total or 41.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Retail Trade and 0.9% 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 the field of Mining (10.9% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Broken Hill City increased by increased by 455 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+200 local workers)
  • Mining (+91 local workers)
  • Other Services (+90 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+80 local workers)

Broken Hill City

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