Broken Hill City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Broken Hill City'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 Broken Hill City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Broken Hill City, 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 Broken Hill City 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
Broken Hill City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing670.92.01181.72.1-51
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1271.81.01472.10.9-20
Wholesale Trade1532.12.81301.93.1+23
Retail Trade77710.89.082912.09.7-52
Accommodation and Food Services6098.56.26629.67.1-53
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2763.84.62653.84.7+11
Information Media and Telecommunications470.71.8701.02.2-23
Financial and Insurance Services670.95.3901.34.9-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services560.81.7600.91.8-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1251.78.91352.08.1-10
Administrative and Support Services2313.23.22113.13.5+20
Public Administration and Safety4786.76.14927.16.0-14
Education and Training6028.48.75818.48.4+21
Health Care and Social Assistance1,56621.814.41,26018.312.5+306
Arts and Recreation Services851.21.4650.91.5+20
Other Services2854.03.42954.33.7-10
Industry not classified2453.44.62473.64.7-2
Total Persons7,174100.0100.06,899100.0100.0+275

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 Broken Hill City in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,566 people or 21.8%)
  • Mining (789 people or 11.0%)
  • Retail Trade (777 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,132 people in total or 43.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 1.0% in Mining and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (11.0% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (21.8% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Broken Hill City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+306 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+92 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-53 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-52 resident workforce)

Broken Hill City

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