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Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 42.6% of employment in Penrith City. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (45.9% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of Penrith City provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the Penrith City's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 8.3% Business services, 2015: 9.8% Household services, 2015: 37.8% Goods related, 2015: 42.6% Mining, 2015: 0.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 1.2% Public administration and safety, 2010: 8.1% Business services, 2010: 10.0% Household services, 2010: 37.1% Goods related, 2010: 43.5% Mining, 2010: 0.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 1.0% Public administration and safety, 2005: 7.2% Business services, 2005: 10.2% Household services, 2005: 35.3% Goods related, 2005: 45.9% Mining, 2005: 0.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 1.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Penrith City201520102005
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing8661.26691.06901.1
Mining2370.32310.32060.3
Goods related30,72542.629,71543.528,67645.9
Household services27,21737.825,39137.122,08635.3
Business services7,0509.86,82710.06,39110.2
Public administration and safety5,9618.35,5408.14,4737.2

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

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

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