Eurobodalla Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Eurobodalla Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3662.82.13412.52.1+25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521.20.91541.11.0-2
Wholesale Trade1741.33.12281.74.2-54
Retail Trade1,78313.79.71,85913.79.7-76
Accommodation and Food Services1,41010.97.11,44610.76.3-36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4503.54.74333.24.6+17
Information Media and Telecommunications1621.22.21851.42.2-23
Financial and Insurance Services1441.14.91891.44.8-45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2021.61.82301.71.5-28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5174.08.15183.87.4-1
Administrative and Support Services5254.03.54073.03.1+118
Public Administration and Safety1,0167.86.07655.65.8+251
Education and Training1,0448.08.41,0577.87.5-13
Health Care and Social Assistance1,89314.612.51,69912.510.9+194
Arts and Recreation Services2271.71.52161.61.4+11
Other Services5254.03.75173.83.5+8
Industry not classified5083.94.72631.92.3+245
Total Persons12,975100.0100.012,529100.0100.0+446

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,893 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,783 people or 13.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,410 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,086 people in total or 39.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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 (4.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (13.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.9% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Eurobodalla Shire were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+251 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+245 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+194 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-142 resident workforce)

Eurobodalla Shire Council

economic profile