Edward River Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Edward River Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 773 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Edward River Council. 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 Edward River 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 Edward River 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.

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
Edward River Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing64315.31.962815.02.1+15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1172.81.11232.91.0-6
Wholesale Trade761.83.01052.53.4-29
Retail Trade3849.19.43748.99.7+10
Accommodation and Food Services3077.36.53147.56.7-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1694.05.21834.45.3-13
Information Media and Telecommunications180.42.1170.42.5+1
Financial and Insurance Services741.85.4892.14.9-16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services380.91.7300.71.8+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1443.410.01844.49.5-40
Administrative and Support Services1172.83.11022.43.2+14
Public Administration and Safety2616.26.02175.25.5+44
Education and Training3227.78.32947.08.4+29
Health Care and Social Assistance77318.414.867016.013.1+103
Arts and Recreation Services811.91.6350.81.8+46
Other Services1543.73.51563.73.7-2
Total industries4,204100.0100.04,180100.0100.0+24

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 Edward River Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (773 people or 18.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (643 people or 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (384 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,800 people in total or 42.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 1.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Edward River Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.3% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.4% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Edward River Council increased by 24 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+103 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+46 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+44 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+29 local workers)

Edward River Council

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