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Employment by industry (Total)

In Griffith City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 2,187 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Griffith City. 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 Griffith City 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 Griffith City'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
Griffith City2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,53012.12.31,57712.32.3-47
Mining160.11.0160.10.9+1
Manufacturing2,18717.37.92,31818.18.5-130
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3292.61.22491.91.2+80
Construction8256.57.69037.17.6-78
Wholesale Trade5134.14.55674.44.6-55
Retail Trade1,60012.710.31,71813.410.3-118
Accommodation and Food Services5964.77.06154.86.8-19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3612.95.13903.05.2-29
Information Media and Telecommunications1000.82.5960.72.5+4
Financial and Insurance Services2441.95.32371.95.3+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1481.21.81371.11.8+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5074.08.54763.78.4+31
Administrative and Support Services2942.33.52632.13.4+31
Public Administration and Safety6895.46.36104.86.3+79
Education and Training8376.68.28306.58.1+8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2019.511.51,1859.311.3+16
Arts and Recreation Services860.71.5760.61.5+10
Other Services5834.64.05454.34.0+38

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, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Griffith City: 12.1% Mining, Griffith City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Griffith City: 17.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Griffith City: 2.6% Construction, Griffith City: 6.5% Wholesale Trade, Griffith City: 4.1% Retail Trade, Griffith City: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Griffith City: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Griffith City: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Griffith City: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Griffith City: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Griffith City: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Griffith City: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Griffith City: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Griffith City: 5.4% Education and Training, Griffith City: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Griffith City: 9.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Griffith City: 0.7% Other Services, Griffith City: 4.6%
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, Griffith City: -47 Mining, Griffith City: +1 Manufacturing, Griffith City: -130 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Griffith City: +80 Construction, Griffith City: -78 Wholesale Trade, Griffith City: -55 Retail Trade, Griffith City: -118 Accommodation and Food Services, Griffith City: -19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Griffith City: -29 Information Media and Telecommunications, Griffith City: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Griffith City: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Griffith City: +11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Griffith City: +31 Administrative and Support Services, Griffith City: +31 Public Administration and Safety, Griffith City: +79 Education and Training, Griffith City: +8 Health Care and Social Assistance, Griffith City: +16 Arts and Recreation Services, Griffith City: +10 Other Services, Griffith City: +38
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 Griffith City in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (2,187 people or 17.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,600 people or 12.7%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,530 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,318 people in total or 42.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.9% in Manufacturing; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 2.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.1% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Griffith City decreased by 161 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Manufacturing (-130 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-118 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+80 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+79 local workers)

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