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Employment by industry (Total)

In Penrith City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 9,617 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Penrith 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 Penrith 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 Penrith 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
Penrith 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 Fishing8951.22.36691.02.3+226
Mining2400.31.02330.30.9+7
Manufacturing9,61712.87.97,84611.38.5+1,771
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0521.41.21,0371.51.2+15
Construction5,7247.67.65,3407.77.6+384
Wholesale Trade3,6994.94.52,6173.84.6+1,082
Retail Trade9,44312.610.39,18013.210.3+263
Accommodation and Food Services5,3717.27.05,3537.76.8+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7895.05.13,6845.35.2+105
Information Media and Telecommunications4970.72.55130.72.5-15
Financial and Insurance Services9911.35.31,0191.55.3-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1901.61.81,1361.61.8+54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4693.38.52,4613.58.4+8
Administrative and Support Services2,0422.73.51,8812.73.4+161
Public Administration and Safety6,1188.16.35,7708.36.3+348
Education and Training8,30011.18.27,55710.98.1+743
Health Care and Social Assistance9,39012.511.59,25013.311.3+140
Arts and Recreation Services9911.31.59861.41.5+5
Other Services3,2784.44.03,0354.44.0+243

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, Penrith City: 1.2% Mining, Penrith City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Penrith City: 12.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Construction, Penrith City: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: 4.9% Retail Trade, Penrith City: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: 8.1% Education and Training, Penrith City: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 1.3% Other Services, Penrith City: 4.4%
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, Penrith City: +226 Mining, Penrith City: +7 Manufacturing, Penrith City: +1,771 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: +15 Construction, Penrith City: +384 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: +1,082 Retail Trade, Penrith City: +263 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: +105 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -15 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: -28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: +8 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: +161 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: +348 Education and Training, Penrith City: +743 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +140 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: +5 Other Services, Penrith City: +243
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 Penrith City in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (9,617 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (9,443 people or 12.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,390 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 28,451 people in total or 37.9% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.1% 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 (1.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Penrith City increased by 5,529 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Manufacturing (+1,771 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,082 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+743 local workers)
  • Construction (+384 local workers)

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