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Dungog Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Dungog Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 443 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Dungog Shire. 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 Dungog Shire 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 Dungog Shire'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
Dungog Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing44315.61.943317.42.1+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services351.21.1271.11.0+8
Wholesale Trade260.93.0361.53.4-10
Retail Trade2448.69.42319.39.7+13
Accommodation and Food Services2067.36.51636.66.7+43
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1194.25.21275.15.3-8
Information Media and Telecommunications002.130.12.5-3
Financial and Insurance Services301.15.4281.14.9+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services250.91.7311.21.8-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1344.710.01465.99.5-12
Administrative and Support Services772.73.1843.43.2-7
Public Administration and Safety1274.56.01134.55.5+15
Education and Training35112.38.330012.18.4+51
Health Care and Social Assistance31611.114.82178.713.1+99
Arts and Recreation Services501.81.6481.91.8+2
Other Services1374.83.51124.53.7+26
Total industries2,839100.0100.02,480100.0100.0+359

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Dungog Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (443 people or 15.6%)
  • Construction (435 people or 15.3%)
  • Education and Training (351 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,228 people in total or 43.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 1.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.5% in Construction and 8.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Dungog Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (15.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Dungog Shire increased by 359 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+133 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+99 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+51 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+43 local workers)

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