Clarence Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Clarence Valley Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,836 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4217.82.11,2847.02.3+138
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2881.61.12081.11.1+80
Wholesale Trade3001.63.54272.33.7-126
Retail Trade2,14211.89.72,26412.410.0-121
Accommodation and Food Services1,5158.36.91,7949.87.2-280
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6893.85.29085.05.1-219
Information Media and Telecommunications1961.12.21811.02.4+15
Financial and Insurance Services2621.45.22411.35.1+21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2791.51.73081.71.8-29
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6303.59.76153.48.4+15
Administrative and Support Services4392.43.35693.13.5-130
Public Administration and Safety1,4868.26.01,5418.45.9-55
Education and Training1,4748.17.91,6128.88.6-138
Health Care and Social Assistance2,83615.613.02,75615.112.4+79
Arts and Recreation Services1841.01.62181.21.6-35
Other Services7013.83.67934.33.9-92
Total industries18,222100.0100.018,276100.0100.0-55

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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,836 people or 15.6%)
  • Construction (2,345 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (2,142 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,323 people in total or 40.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.6% in Construction and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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 (3.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.9% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Clarence Valley Council area increased by decreased by -55 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+1,085 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+138 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+80 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+79 local workers)

Clarence Valley Council

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