Eurobodalla Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Eurobodalla Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,016 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Eurobodalla 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 Eurobodalla 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 Eurobodalla 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
Eurobodalla Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5774.12.15073.62.3+70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1431.01.01801.31.1-37
Wholesale Trade1521.13.41961.43.5-45
Retail Trade1,79512.89.52,11814.89.9-323
Accommodation and Food Services1,45010.46.51,64011.57.2-190
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4313.15.04843.45.0-54
Information Media and Telecommunications2321.72.21881.32.4+43
Financial and Insurance Services1431.05.11571.15.1-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1941.41.72601.81.8-66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5754.110.15764.08.7-1
Administrative and Support Services5383.83.35453.83.6-8
Public Administration and Safety9857.06.11,0037.05.9-18
Education and Training1,2288.88.71,2518.88.7-23
Health Care and Social Assistance2,01614.413.22,21915.512.9-203
Arts and Recreation Services1991.41.72842.01.7-85
Other Services7425.33.76234.43.8+120
Total industries13,975100.0100.014,274100.0100.0-299

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 Eurobodalla Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,016 people or 14.4%)
  • Construction (1,896 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,795 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,706 people in total or 40.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Construction and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (13.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.4% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Eurobodalla Shire increased by decreased by -299 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+486 local workers)
  • Other Services (+120 local workers)
  • Mining (+98 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+70 local workers)

Eurobodalla Shire Council

economic profile