Tamworth Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Tamworth Regional Council, 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 Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6735.82.01,7276.62.1-54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2971.01.02460.90.9+51
Wholesale Trade6542.32.87492.93.1-95
Retail Trade2,85910.09.02,87911.19.7-20
Accommodation and Food Services1,9046.66.21,7616.87.1+143
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3514.74.61,2544.84.7+97
Information Media and Telecommunications2050.71.82571.02.2-52
Financial and Insurance Services4741.75.34891.94.9-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3441.21.73641.41.8-20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0173.68.99563.78.1+61
Administrative and Support Services8993.13.28173.13.5+82
Public Administration and Safety1,6775.96.11,5816.16.0+96
Education and Training2,7449.68.72,3309.08.4+414
Health Care and Social Assistance4,88717.114.43,90015.012.5+987
Arts and Recreation Services2841.01.42571.01.5+27
Other Services1,1734.13.41,0704.13.7+103
Industry not classified1,0623.74.61,0794.24.7-17
Total Persons28,633100.0100.025,986100.0100.0+2,647

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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,887 people or 17.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,859 people or 10.0%)
  • Education and Training (2,744 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 10,490 people in total or 36.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Tamworth Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+987 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (+509 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+414 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+276 resident workforce)

Tamworth Regional Council

economic profile