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Employment by industry (Total)

In Camden Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 4,334 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Camden Council area. 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 Camden Council area 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 Camden Council area'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Camden Council area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6452.40.44582.20.4+188
Mining370.10.2340.20.2+3
Manufacturing2,0977.87.71,8838.98.5+215
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5872.20.93291.51.0+258
Construction3,66013.57.42,87013.57.3+790
Wholesale Trade1,2324.65.38974.25.4+334
Retail Trade4,33416.09.73,21215.19.6+1,122
Accommodation and Food Services1,7126.36.51,5617.36.2+150
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2544.65.51,1805.65.6+74
Information Media and Telecommunications1430.53.11290.63.2+14
Financial and Insurance Services3491.36.83481.66.80
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4671.71.94312.01.9+36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9883.710.49344.410.2+54
Administrative and Support Services6152.33.75472.63.6+68
Public Administration and Safety7362.76.36933.36.1+43
Education and Training3,29012.27.82,1029.97.7+1,188
Health Care and Social Assistance3,22411.910.82,17210.210.6+1,052
Arts and Recreation Services4131.51.63751.81.6+38
Other Services1,2764.73.81,0895.13.9+187

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Construction, Greater Sydney: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 2.4% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 2.2% Construction, Camden Council area: 13.5% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 4.6% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 16.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 2.7% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 12.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Camden Council area: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: +188 Mining, Camden Council area: +3 Manufacturing, Camden Council area: +215 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: +258 Construction, Camden Council area: +790 Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: +334 Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +1,122 Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +150 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +74 Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +14 Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: +36 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +54 Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +68 Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +43 Education and Training, Camden Council area: +1,188 Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: +1,052 Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: +38 Other Services, Camden Council area: +187
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Camden Council area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (4,334 people or 16.0%)
  • Construction (3,660 people or 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (3,290 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,283 people in total or 41.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 9.7% in Retail Trade; 7.4% in Construction; and 7.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (13.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Camden Council area increased by 5,814 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Camden Council area were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+1,188 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,122 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,052 local workers)
  • Construction (+790 local workers)

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