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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 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'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Clarence Valley Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4217.82.11,2847.02.3+138
Mining360.20.9460.31.0-10
Manufacturing9985.56.71,2526.97.2-254
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2881.61.12081.11.1+80
Construction2,34512.99.61,2606.98.7+1,085
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

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Clarence Valley Council area: 7.8% Mining, Clarence Valley Council area: 0.2% Manufacturing, Clarence Valley Council area: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.6% Construction, Clarence Valley Council area: 12.9% Wholesale Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.6% Retail Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: 11.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Clarence Valley Council area: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Clarence Valley Council area: 8.2% Education and Training, Clarence Valley Council area: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Clarence Valley Council area: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.0% Other Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Clarence Valley Council area: +138 Mining, Clarence Valley Council area: -10 Manufacturing, Clarence Valley Council area: -254 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Clarence Valley Council area: +80 Construction, Clarence Valley Council area: +1,085 Wholesale Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: -126 Retail Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: -121 Accommodation and Food Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -280 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Clarence Valley Council area: -219 Information Media and Telecommunications, Clarence Valley Council area: +15 Financial and Insurance Services, Clarence Valley Council area: +21 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -29 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Clarence Valley Council area: +15 Administrative and Support Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -130 Public Administration and Safety, Clarence Valley Council area: -55 Education and Training, Clarence Valley Council area: -138 Health Care and Social Assistance, Clarence Valley Council area: +79 Arts and Recreation Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -35 Other Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -92
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Clarence Valley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,085 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-280 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-254 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-219 local workers)

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