Clarence Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Clarence Valley Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,833 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Clarence Valley Council area. 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 Clarence Valley Council area 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 Clarence Valley Council area'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
Clarence Valley Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4028.02.11,3237.02.3+78
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2561.51.01971.01.1+59
Wholesale Trade2861.63.43972.13.5-112
Retail Trade1,97511.39.52,31912.39.9-344
Accommodation and Food Services1,4538.36.51,7669.47.2-312
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6423.75.08674.65.0-226
Information Media and Telecommunications1841.12.21821.02.4+2
Financial and Insurance Services2041.25.12561.45.1-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2921.71.73151.71.8-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5873.410.16643.58.7-77
Administrative and Support Services5233.03.36053.23.6-81
Public Administration and Safety1,4618.46.11,5828.45.9-121
Education and Training1,4668.48.71,6328.68.7-166
Health Care and Social Assistance2,83316.213.22,95615.712.9-123
Arts and Recreation Services2371.41.72371.31.7-1
Other Services8154.73.77824.13.8+33
Total industries17,476100.0100.018,873100.0100.0-1,397

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 Clarence Valley Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,833 people or 16.2%)
  • Retail Trade (1,975 people or 11.3%)
  • Construction (1,898 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,706 people in total or 38.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 9.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Clarence Valley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.2% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Clarence Valley Council area increased by decreased by -1,397 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+461 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+78 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+59 local workers)
  • Other Services (+33 local workers)

Clarence Valley Council

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