Eurobodalla Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Eurobodalla 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 Eurobodalla Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Eurobodalla 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 Eurobodalla 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
Eurobodalla Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3932.62.03662.82.1+27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1721.11.01521.20.9+20
Wholesale Trade1951.32.81741.33.1+21
Retail Trade1,79011.99.01,78313.79.7+7
Accommodation and Food Services1,4649.76.21,41010.97.1+54
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4723.14.64503.54.7+22
Information Media and Telecommunications1701.11.81621.22.2+8
Financial and Insurance Services1801.25.31441.14.9+36
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2641.71.72021.61.8+62
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6584.48.95174.08.1+141
Administrative and Support Services5984.03.25254.03.5+73
Public Administration and Safety1,2218.16.11,0167.86.0+205
Education and Training1,1977.98.71,0448.08.4+153
Health Care and Social Assistance2,40415.914.41,89314.612.5+511
Arts and Recreation Services2311.51.42271.71.5+4
Other Services6054.03.45254.03.7+80
Industry not classified6514.34.65083.94.7+143
Total Persons15,079100.0100.012,975100.0100.0+2,104

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 Eurobodalla Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,404 people or 15.9%)
  • Construction (1,887 people or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,790 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,081 people in total or 40.3% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.7% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+511 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+499 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+205 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+153 resident workforce)

Eurobodalla Shire Council

economic profile