Edward River Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Edward River Council'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 Edward River Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Edward River Council, 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 Edward River Council 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
Edward River Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing66217.52.062816.52.1+34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1022.71.01032.70.9-1
Wholesale Trade872.32.8902.43.1-3
Retail Trade3348.99.03419.09.7-7
Accommodation and Food Services2296.16.22576.87.1-28
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1353.64.61774.64.7-42
Information Media and Telecommunications270.71.8210.62.2+6
Financial and Insurance Services571.55.3812.14.9-24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services240.61.7250.71.8-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1213.28.91524.08.1-31
Administrative and Support Services832.23.2862.33.5-3
Public Administration and Safety2436.46.12005.36.0+43
Education and Training3118.28.72697.18.4+42
Health Care and Social Assistance58615.514.449813.112.5+88
Arts and Recreation Services361.01.4220.61.5+14
Other Services1353.63.41343.53.7+1
Industry not classified1584.24.61473.94.7+11
Total Persons3,773100.0100.03,817100.0100.0-44

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 Edward River Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (662 people or 17.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (586 people or 15.5%)
  • Retail Trade (334 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,582 people in total or 41.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (2.7% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Edward River Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-125 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+88 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+43 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+42 resident workforce)

Edward River Council

economic profile