Kempsey Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Kempsey 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 Kempsey Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Kempsey 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 Kempsey 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
Kempsey Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6476.12.05465.82.1+101
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1301.21.0941.00.9+36
Wholesale Trade1411.32.81171.23.1+24
Retail Trade1,20911.39.01,15512.29.7+54
Accommodation and Food Services9168.66.28479.07.1+69
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3943.74.64264.54.7-32
Information Media and Telecommunications390.41.8320.32.2+7
Financial and Insurance Services1201.15.31131.24.9+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services920.91.71161.21.8-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2942.88.92973.18.1-3
Administrative and Support Services4023.83.23693.93.5+33
Public Administration and Safety7356.96.16066.46.0+129
Education and Training9839.28.78579.18.4+126
Health Care and Social Assistance2,00018.814.41,52316.112.5+477
Arts and Recreation Services870.81.4870.91.5--
Other Services3593.43.43313.53.7+28
Industry not classified4624.34.64074.34.7+55
Total Persons10,653100.0100.09,466100.0100.0+1,187

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,000 people or 18.8%)
  • Retail Trade (1,209 people or 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (983 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,192 people in total or 39.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.8% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.1% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+477 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+129 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+126 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+101 resident workforce)

Kempsey Shire

economic profile