Retail Trade is the largest employer in Shellharbour City, making up 17.8% of total employment.
Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Shellharbour City 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 Shellharbour City.
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).
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Employment (Census) by industry sector|
|Industry||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||92||0.5||2.2||83||0.6||2.2||+9|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||91||0.5||0.9||102||0.7||1.1||-11|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,648||9.4||7.1||1,428||9.5||6.7||+220|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||510||2.9||4.7||519||3.4||5.0||-9|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||84||0.5||2.2||68||0.5||2.3||+16|
|Financial and Insurance Services||297||1.7||5.0||263||1.7||5.1||+34|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||247||1.4||1.8||229||1.5||1.6||+18|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||515||2.9||8.1||452||3.0||7.9||+63|
|Administrative and Support Services||511||2.9||3.5||357||2.4||3.3||+154|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,094||6.3||5.9||1,090||7.2||5.9||+4|
|Education and Training||2,103||12.0||8.3||1,878||12.5||7.9||+225|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,897||16.6||12.5||2,306||15.3||11.6||+591|
|Arts and Recreation Services||220||1.3||1.5||235||1.6||1.5||-15|
|Industry not classified||652||3.7||4.7||288||1.9||2.5||+364|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Shellharbour City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Retail Trade (3,106 people or 17.8%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (2,897 people or 16.6%)
- Education and Training (2,103 people or 12.0%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 8,106 people in total or 46.4% of the local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.7% in Retail Trade; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.3% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Shellharbour City and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (17.8% compared to 9.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 8.1%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.6% compared to 12.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.0% compared to 8.3%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Shellharbour City were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+591 local workers)
- Construction (+482 local workers)
- Retail Trade (+434 local workers)
- Industry not classified (+364 local workers)