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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Macarthur Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 12,191 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Macarthur Region. 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 Macarthur Region 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 Macarthur Region'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
Macarthur Region2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8542.02.31,1781.52.3+676
Mining2,1882.41.02,0182.50.9+170
Manufacturing11,49812.77.910,94013.88.5+558
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2761.41.28291.01.2+446
Construction7,8028.67.66,6928.47.6+1,109
Wholesale Trade3,9184.34.53,1774.04.6+741
Retail Trade11,80713.010.310,38513.110.3+1,422
Accommodation and Food Services6,0466.77.05,7687.36.8+278
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,6045.15.14,1555.25.2+449
Information Media and Telecommunications5670.62.55630.72.5+4
Financial and Insurance Services1,1341.25.31,1791.55.3-46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4621.61.81,4231.81.8+39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9543.38.52,9453.78.4+9
Administrative and Support Services2,1372.43.52,0322.63.4+105
Public Administration and Safety3,7274.16.33,6764.66.3+51
Education and Training10,63911.78.28,88811.28.1+1,751
Health Care and Social Assistance12,19113.411.59,00011.411.3+3,192
Arts and Recreation Services1,1381.31.51,0001.31.5+137
Other Services3,8464.24.03,4224.34.0+424

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, Macarthur Region: 2.0% Mining, Macarthur Region: 2.4% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 12.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.4% Construction, Macarthur Region: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 4.3% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 4.1% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 11.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 4.2%
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, Macarthur Region: +676 Mining, Macarthur Region: +170 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: +558 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +446 Construction, Macarthur Region: +1,109 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: +741 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: +1,422 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +278 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +449 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: -46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +105 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +51 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +1,751 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +3,192 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +137 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +424
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 Macarthur Region in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,191 people or 13.4%)
  • Retail Trade (11,807 people or 13.0%)
  • Manufacturing (11,498 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 35,496 people in total or 39.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 7.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Macarthur Region increased by 11,516 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,192 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,751 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,422 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,109 local workers)

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