Tamworth Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Tamworth Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,513 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Tamworth Regional Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Tamworth Regional Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Tamworth Regional Council's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Tamworth Regional Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7045.21.91,7716.22.1-67
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4761.41.13061.11.0+170
Wholesale Trade6642.03.08933.13.4-229
Retail Trade3,51810.79.43,18811.19.7+330
Accommodation and Food Services2,3167.06.51,9977.06.7+319
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3644.15.21,4955.25.3-131
Information Media and Telecommunications2090.62.13281.12.5-119
Financial and Insurance Services6542.05.45441.94.9+109
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3931.21.73601.31.8+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1823.610.01,1554.09.5+28
Administrative and Support Services9322.83.19323.33.2+0
Public Administration and Safety1,9015.86.01,6745.85.5+226
Education and Training2,8998.88.32,6079.18.4+293
Health Care and Social Assistance6,51319.814.84,95017.313.1+1,563
Arts and Recreation Services4991.51.64041.41.8+96
Other Services1,5154.63.51,2354.33.7+280
Total industries32,905100.0100.028,651100.0100.0+4,254

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Tamworth Regional Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,513 people or 19.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,518 people or 10.7%)
  • Construction (3,418 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,449 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.4% in Retail Trade and 9.5% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Tamworth Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.2% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 4,254 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,563 local workers)
  • Construction (+986 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+375 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+330 local workers)

Tamworth Regional Council

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