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Griffith City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Griffith City, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,800 local jobs in 2014/15.

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 City2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,80020.42.31,44511.52.4+1,356
Mining90.10.9150.10.9-5
Manufacturing1,99414.67.52,34518.78.8-351
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2541.91.12572.01.1-2
Construction7425.48.41,1208.98.4-378
Wholesale Trade7115.24.64643.74.6+248
Retail Trade1,55711.410.41,53812.210.4+19
Accommodation and Food Services7115.26.98706.96.7-159
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3762.75.14153.35.2-40
Information Media and Telecommunications1160.82.51201.02.5-4
Financial and Insurance Services2471.85.32101.75.3+37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1721.31.81190.91.8+53
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4022.98.54613.78.1-59
Administrative and Support Services3182.33.42652.13.3+53
Public Administration and Safety5574.16.24974.06.0+61
Education and Training7295.38.16965.57.9+32
Health Care and Social Assistance1,44010.511.51,1799.411.1+260
Arts and Recreation Services820.61.5630.51.5+18
Other Services4833.54.04783.83.9+5

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 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% 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: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% 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: 20.4% Mining, Griffith City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Griffith City: 14.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Griffith City: 1.9% Construction, Griffith City: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, Griffith City: 5.2% Retail Trade, Griffith City: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Griffith City: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Griffith City: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Griffith City: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Griffith City: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Griffith City: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Griffith City: 2.9% Administrative and Support Services, Griffith City: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Griffith City: 4.1% Education and Training, Griffith City: 5.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Griffith City: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Griffith City: 0.6% Other Services, Griffith City: 3.5%
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, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Griffith City: +1,356 Mining, Griffith City: -5 Manufacturing, Griffith City: -351 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Griffith City: -2 Construction, Griffith City: -378 Wholesale Trade, Griffith City: +248 Retail Trade, Griffith City: +19 Accommodation and Food Services, Griffith City: -159 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Griffith City: -40 Information Media and Telecommunications, Griffith City: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Griffith City: +37 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Griffith City: +53 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Griffith City: -59 Administrative and Support Services, Griffith City: +53 Public Administration and Safety, Griffith City: +61 Education and Training, Griffith City: +32 Health Care and Social Assistance, Griffith City: +260 Arts and Recreation Services, Griffith City: +18 Other Services, Griffith City: +5
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 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,800 people or 20.4%)
  • Manufacturing (1,994 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,557 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,351 people in total or 46.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.5% in Manufacturing; and 10.4% in Retail Trade.

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 (20.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Griffith City increased by 1,143 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in Griffith City were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,356 local workers)
  • Construction (-378 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-351 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+260 local workers)

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