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Employment by industry (Total)

In Sutherland Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 15,162 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Sutherland Shire. 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 Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire'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
Sutherland Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1070.12.31070.22.30
Mining450.11.0480.10.9-3
Manufacturing5,3777.17.95,8818.48.5-505
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4080.51.24310.61.2-24
Construction7,2459.57.66,6219.57.6+624
Wholesale Trade2,6753.54.52,6953.94.6-20
Retail Trade15,16220.010.311,38516.310.3+3,777
Accommodation and Food Services6,1088.07.06,0868.76.8+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0612.75.11,8742.75.2+187
Information Media and Telecommunications4100.52.54340.62.5-23
Financial and Insurance Services1,4211.95.31,4952.15.3-73
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1711.51.81,2631.81.8-92
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,5807.38.55,9568.58.4-375
Administrative and Support Services1,9462.63.52,0122.93.4-66
Public Administration and Safety2,6623.56.32,7714.06.3-110
Education and Training6,9439.18.26,5819.48.1+361
Health Care and Social Assistance11,61615.311.59,50213.611.3+2,114
Arts and Recreation Services1,1511.51.51,1651.71.5-14
Other Services3,8905.14.03,6765.34.0+214

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, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.5% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 3.5% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 20.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 3.5% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.5% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.1%
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, Sutherland Shire: 0 Mining, Sutherland Shire: -3 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -505 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: -24 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +624 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -20 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: +3,777 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: +22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: +187 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: -23 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -73 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: -92 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: -375 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: -66 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -110 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +361 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +2,114 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: -14 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +214
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 Sutherland Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (15,162 people or 20.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,616 people or 15.3%)
  • Construction (7,245 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 34,023 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Retail Trade; 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.6% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (20.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.3% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.5% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Sutherland Shire increased by 5,994 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Retail Trade (+3,777 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,114 local workers)
  • Construction (+624 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-505 local workers)

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