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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Wingecarribee Shire, making up 14.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Wingecarribee Shire 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 Wingecarribee Shire.

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 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Wingecarribee Shire currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Wingecarribee Shire subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Wingecarribee Shire 2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6553.72.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1260.70.9
Wholesale Trade3842.13.1
Retail Trade2,08911.79.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,99311.17.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6393.64.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1640.92.2
Financial and Insurance Services3411.95.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3722.11.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1396.48.1
Administrative and Support Services6083.43.5
Public Administration and Safety5763.25.9
Education and Training1,5618.78.3
Health Care and Social Assistance2,54414.212.5
Arts and Recreation Services2741.51.5
Other Services7804.43.7
Industry not classified7884.44.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wingecarribee Shire: 3.7% Mining, Wingecarribee Shire: 0.8% Manufacturing, Wingecarribee Shire: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 0.7% Construction, Wingecarribee Shire: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Wingecarribee Shire: 2.1% Retail Trade, Wingecarribee Shire: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 11.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wingecarribee Shire: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wingecarribee Shire: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Wingecarribee Shire: 3.2% Education and Training, Wingecarribee Shire: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wingecarribee Shire: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 1.5% Other Services, Wingecarribee Shire: 4.4% Industry not classified, Wingecarribee Shire: 4.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Wingecarribee Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,544 local workers 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,089 local workers 11.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,993 local workers 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,626 people in total or 37.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Wingecarribee Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.2% compared to 5.9%)