Shoalhaven City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Shoalhaven City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8502.02.07612.12.1+89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4301.01.03881.10.9+42
Wholesale Trade5971.42.84971.43.1+100
Retail Trade4,51910.79.04,27911.89.7+240
Accommodation and Food Services4,0169.56.23,4959.67.1+521
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2823.04.61,2263.44.7+56
Information Media and Telecommunications2630.61.82730.82.2-10
Financial and Insurance Services6181.55.35161.44.9+102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6421.51.75881.61.8+54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0474.88.91,6114.48.1+436
Administrative and Support Services1,6453.93.21,5084.23.5+137
Public Administration and Safety4,1489.86.13,68310.16.0+465
Education and Training3,4988.38.72,8467.88.4+652
Health Care and Social Assistance6,77716.014.45,35614.712.5+1,421
Arts and Recreation Services5331.31.45101.41.5+23
Other Services1,6183.83.41,3733.83.7+245
Industry not classified1,6073.84.61,4203.94.7+187
Total Persons42,305100.0100.036,336100.0100.0+5,969

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 Shoalhaven City in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,777 people or 16.0%)
  • Construction (5,039 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (4,519 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,335 people in total or 38.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Construction and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (11.9% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,421 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+1,080 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+652 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+521 resident workforce)

Shoalhaven City Council

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