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Broken Hill City

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Broken Hill City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1181.72.1741.02.1+44
Mining74610.80.97329.60.9+14
Manufacturing1472.15.82042.77.9-57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1472.10.91922.51.0-45
Construction3495.18.43975.26.9-48
Wholesale Trade1301.93.11481.94.2-18
Retail Trade82912.09.793912.39.7-110
Accommodation and Food Services6629.67.16788.96.3-16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2653.84.72703.54.6-5
Information Media and Telecommunications701.02.2670.92.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services901.34.91011.34.8-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services600.91.8580.81.5+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1352.08.11592.17.4-24
Administrative and Support Services2113.13.52172.83.1-6
Public Administration and Safety4927.16.05367.05.8-44
Education and Training5818.48.45777.67.5+4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,26018.312.51,13314.810.9+127
Arts and Recreation Services650.91.5640.81.4+1
Other Services2954.33.72663.53.5+29
Industry not classified2473.64.71942.52.3+53
Total Persons6,899100.0100.07,006100.0100.0-107

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Broken Hill City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,260 people or 18.3%)
  • Retail Trade (829 people or 12.0%)
  • Mining (746 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,835 people in total or 41.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 0.9% in Mining.

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 (10.8% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (2.1% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+127 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-110 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-57 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+53 resident workforce)

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