Eurobodalla Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Eurobodalla Shire, making up 16.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Eurobodalla Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Eurobodalla Shire.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Eurobodalla Shire20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3792.72.03442.92.2+35
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1641.21.01421.20.9+22
Wholesale Trade1891.42.91541.33.1+35
Retail Trade1,81513.09.01,78414.99.7+31
Accommodation and Food Services1,47710.66.21,39611.67.1+81
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4373.14.63943.34.7+43
Information Media and Telecommunications1691.21.91551.32.2+14
Financial and Insurance Services1431.05.31391.25.0+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2401.71.71971.61.8+43
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5664.18.94764.08.1+90
Administrative and Support Services4503.23.24023.43.5+48
Public Administration and Safety1,0947.85.89347.85.9+160
Education and Training1,1968.68.71,0258.68.3+171
Health Care and Social Assistance2,33016.714.41,88715.712.5+443
Arts and Recreation Services2181.61.41971.61.5+21
Other Services5564.03.45124.33.7+44
Industry not classified6004.34.64693.94.7+131
Total persons13,966100.0100.011,983100.0100.0+1,983

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Eurobodalla Shire in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,330 people or 16.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,815 people or 13.0%)
  • Construction (1,488 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,633 people in total or 40.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.6% in Construction.

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 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Eurobodalla Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+548 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+443 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+171 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+160 local workers)

Eurobodalla Shire Council

economic profile