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Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Dungog Shire'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 Dungog Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Dungog Shire, 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 Dungog Shire 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Dungog Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4139.42.040910.52.1+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services681.51.0812.10.9-13
Wholesale Trade1102.52.8681.73.1+42
Retail Trade3578.19.03368.69.7+21
Accommodation and Food Services1954.46.21995.17.1-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2054.74.61985.14.7+7
Information Media and Telecommunications220.51.8200.52.2+2
Financial and Insurance Services791.85.3691.84.9+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services561.31.7441.11.8+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2295.28.92205.78.1+9
Administrative and Support Services1413.23.21203.13.5+21
Public Administration and Safety2104.86.11975.16.0+13
Education and Training3648.38.73057.88.4+59
Health Care and Social Assistance53712.214.441910.812.5+118
Arts and Recreation Services370.81.4250.61.5+12
Other Services2014.63.41814.73.7+20
Industry not classified1884.34.61594.14.7+29
Total Persons4,403100.0100.03,881100.0100.0+522

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Dungog Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (542 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (537 people or 12.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (413 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,492 people in total or 33.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.6% in Construction; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Dungog Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+118 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+96 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+59 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (+42 resident workforce)

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