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Employment by industry (Total)

In Clarence Valley Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,074 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 area2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0635.62.11,1876.42.3-124
Mining980.50.9730.41.1+25
Manufacturing1,0855.86.81,2756.97.6-190
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2101.11.02811.51.1-71
Construction2,40512.89.41,2826.98.4+1,123
Wholesale Trade3531.93.64502.44.0-97
Retail Trade2,12111.310.32,30912.510.1-188
Accommodation and Food Services1,6568.87.01,8249.97.1-168
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7494.05.09064.95.1-157
Information Media and Telecommunications1831.02.32241.22.4-41
Financial and Insurance Services2041.15.12521.45.1-48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services470.21.63111.71.8-264
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6073.29.16023.38.3+5
Administrative and Support Services5252.83.35432.93.5-18
Public Administration and Safety1,6828.96.01,5538.45.9+129
Education and Training1,7309.28.51,6809.18.5+50
Health Care and Social Assistance3,07416.312.42,69414.612.1+380
Arts and Recreation Services1871.01.62171.21.7-30
Other Services8764.63.98044.43.9+72

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.0% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Clarence Valley Council area: 5.6% Mining, Clarence Valley Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Clarence Valley Council area: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.1% Construction, Clarence Valley Council area: 12.8% Wholesale Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.9% Retail Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Clarence Valley Council area: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 0.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Clarence Valley Council area: 8.9% Education and Training, Clarence Valley Council area: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Clarence Valley Council area: 16.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 1.0% Other Services, Clarence Valley Council area: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Clarence Valley Council area: -124 Mining, Clarence Valley Council area: +25 Manufacturing, Clarence Valley Council area: -190 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -71 Construction, Clarence Valley Council area: +1,123 Wholesale Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: -97 Retail Trade, Clarence Valley Council area: -188 Accommodation and Food Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -168 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Clarence Valley Council area: -157 Information Media and Telecommunications, Clarence Valley Council area: -41 Financial and Insurance Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -48 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -264 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Clarence Valley Council area: +5 Administrative and Support Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -18 Public Administration and Safety, Clarence Valley Council area: +129 Education and Training, Clarence Valley Council area: +50 Health Care and Social Assistance, Clarence Valley Council area: +380 Arts and Recreation Services, Clarence Valley Council area: -30 Other Services, Clarence Valley Council area: +72
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,074 people or 16.3%)
  • Construction (2,405 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,121 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,600 people in total or 40.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.4% in Construction; and 10.3% 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 Health Care and Social Assistance (16.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Clarence Valley Council area increased by 387 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Clarence Valley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,123 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+380 local workers)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (-264 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-190 local workers)

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