Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area'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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area, 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area 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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7562.52.17352.52.1+21
Mining1280.40.91100.40.9+18
Manufacturing1,1163.85.81,4885.07.9-372
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8702.90.91,1513.91.0-281
Construction3,15310.68.42,5268.56.9+627
Wholesale Trade5701.93.17172.44.2-147
Retail Trade3,42411.59.73,71712.59.7-293
Accommodation and Food Services2,7029.17.12,4728.36.3+230
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0533.64.71,0043.44.6+49
Information Media and Telecommunications2270.82.22901.02.2-63
Financial and Insurance Services5591.94.96432.24.8-84
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5421.81.85251.81.5+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2364.28.11,1744.07.4+62
Administrative and Support Services1,1033.73.58843.03.1+219
Public Administration and Safety1,6205.56.01,4434.95.8+177
Education and Training2,8179.58.42,3427.97.5+475
Health Care and Social Assistance5,19217.512.54,40614.810.9+786
Arts and Recreation Services3701.21.53451.21.4+25
Other Services1,2324.23.71,1703.93.5+62
Industry not classified9853.34.74841.62.3+501
Total Persons29,655100.0100.027,626100.0100.0+2,029

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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,192 people or 17.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,424 people or 11.5%)
  • Construction (3,153 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,769 people in total or 39.7% 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 8.4% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (10.6% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+786 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+627 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+501 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+475 resident workforce)

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

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