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Clarence Valley Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Clarence Valley Council area'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 Clarence Valley Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Clarence Valley Council area, 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 Clarence Valley Council area 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
Clarence Valley Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1286.42.11,0925.62.1+36
Mining960.50.9900.50.9+6
Manufacturing9665.55.81,3987.27.9-432
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1941.10.92481.31.0-54
Construction1,5308.78.41,3707.06.9+160
Wholesale Trade2981.73.14932.54.2-195
Retail Trade2,06211.79.72,35412.19.7-292
Accommodation and Food Services1,6209.27.11,5618.06.3+59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7524.34.77703.94.6-18
Information Media and Telecommunications1560.92.21710.92.2-15
Financial and Insurance Services2181.24.92861.54.8-68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2781.61.82951.51.5-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5903.48.15833.07.4+7
Administrative and Support Services5763.33.54552.33.1+121
Public Administration and Safety1,3927.96.01,4727.55.8-80
Education and Training1,3927.98.41,4097.27.5-17
Health Care and Social Assistance2,71015.412.52,46612.610.9+244
Arts and Recreation Services2231.31.51981.01.4+25
Other Services7264.13.76883.53.5+38
Industry not classified6803.94.73671.92.3+313
Total Persons17,587100.0100.017,766100.0100.0-179

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 Clarence Valley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,710 people or 15.4%)
  • Retail Trade (2,062 people or 11.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,620 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,392 people in total or 36.4% 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 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.4% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Clarence Valley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-432 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+313 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-292 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+244 resident workforce)

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