Shoalhaven City

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Shoalhaven City'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 Shoalhaven City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Shoalhaven City, 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 Shoalhaven City 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
Shoalhaven City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7612.12.16931.92.1+68
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3881.10.93711.01.0+17
Wholesale Trade4971.43.16911.94.2-194
Retail Trade4,27911.89.74,33011.89.7-51
Accommodation and Food Services3,4959.67.13,1678.66.3+328
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2263.44.71,2343.44.6-8
Information Media and Telecommunications2730.82.23460.92.2-73
Financial and Insurance Services5161.44.95611.54.8-45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5881.61.85911.61.5-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6114.48.11,5114.17.4+100
Administrative and Support Services1,5084.23.51,0532.93.1+455
Public Administration and Safety3,68310.16.03,4849.55.8+199
Education and Training2,8467.88.42,6187.17.5+228
Health Care and Social Assistance5,35614.712.54,78313.110.9+573
Arts and Recreation Services5101.41.55791.61.4-69
Other Services1,3733.83.71,2343.43.5+139
Industry not classified1,4203.94.76471.82.3+773
Total Persons36,336100.0100.033,850100.0100.0+2,486

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 Shoalhaven City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,356 people or 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (4,279 people or 11.8%)
  • Construction (3,959 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 13,594 people in total or 37.4% 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 Shoalhaven City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.6% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+811 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-791 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+773 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+573 resident workforce)

Shoalhaven City Council

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