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Employment by industry (Total)

In Willoughby City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,151 local jobs in 2014/15.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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
Willoughby 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 Fishing720.12.3580.12.4+14
Mining1840.30.91480.20.9+36
Manufacturing3,1044.87.53,9596.28.8-855
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4300.71.14950.81.1-64
Construction6,86110.68.45,7689.18.4+1,093
Wholesale Trade3,1264.94.63,5865.64.6-460
Retail Trade6,0709.410.46,65410.510.4-584
Accommodation and Food Services2,8004.36.92,2713.66.7+529
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3392.15.11,5902.55.2-251
Information Media and Telecommunications5,5678.62.56,1249.62.5-557
Financial and Insurance Services2,7354.25.33,1054.95.3-370
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8152.81.81,4752.31.8+340
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,52613.28.58,30113.08.1+224
Administrative and Support Services2,1893.43.42,2893.63.3-100
Public Administration and Safety1,9583.06.22,1193.36.0-161
Education and Training3,1084.88.12,9744.77.9+134
Health Care and Social Assistance11,15117.311.59,31914.611.1+1,832
Arts and Recreation Services7521.21.56211.01.5+130
Other Services2,6514.14.02,7724.43.9-121

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, Willoughby City: 0.1% Mining, Willoughby City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Willoughby City: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Willoughby City: 0.7% Construction, Willoughby City: 10.6% Wholesale Trade, Willoughby City: 4.9% Retail Trade, Willoughby City: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Willoughby City: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Willoughby City: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Willoughby City: 8.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Willoughby City: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Willoughby City: 2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Willoughby City: 13.2% Administrative and Support Services, Willoughby City: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Willoughby City: 3.0% Education and Training, Willoughby City: 4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Willoughby City: 17.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Willoughby City: 1.2% Other Services, Willoughby City: 4.1%
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, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Willoughby City: +14 Mining, Willoughby City: +36 Manufacturing, Willoughby City: -855 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Willoughby City: -64 Construction, Willoughby City: +1,093 Wholesale Trade, Willoughby City: -460 Retail Trade, Willoughby City: -584 Accommodation and Food Services, Willoughby City: +529 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Willoughby City: -251 Information Media and Telecommunications, Willoughby City: -557 Financial and Insurance Services, Willoughby City: -370 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Willoughby City: +340 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Willoughby City: +224 Administrative and Support Services, Willoughby City: -100 Public Administration and Safety, Willoughby City: -161 Education and Training, Willoughby City: +134 Health Care and Social Assistance, Willoughby City: +1,832 Arts and Recreation Services, Willoughby City: +130 Other Services, Willoughby City: -121
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 Willoughby City in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,151 people or 17.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8,526 people or 13.2%)
  • Construction (6,861 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 26,538 people in total or 41.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (8.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.3% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.2% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (4.8% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Willoughby City increased by 808 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,832 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,093 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-855 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-584 local workers)

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