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Employment by industry (Total)

In Wollondilly Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 2,005 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly 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 Fishing1,0707.72.36385.22.3+432
Mining1,92113.81.01,76814.50.9+153
Manufacturing1,47610.67.91,49812.38.5-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2511.81.22402.01.2+12
Construction2,00514.57.61,82515.07.6+180
Wholesale Trade2752.04.52952.44.6-20
Retail Trade1,0767.810.38967.410.3+180
Accommodation and Food Services6284.57.06095.06.8+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6544.75.15664.65.2+89
Information Media and Telecommunications410.32.5370.32.5+3
Financial and Insurance Services1110.85.31140.95.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1441.01.81411.21.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5514.08.55474.58.4+3
Administrative and Support Services3082.23.52852.33.4+23
Public Administration and Safety4313.16.34293.56.3+1
Education and Training1,2408.98.29768.08.1+264
Health Care and Social Assistance9446.811.56735.511.3+272
Arts and Recreation Services2431.81.51961.61.5+47
Other Services5033.64.04493.74.0+54

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, Wollondilly Shire: 7.7% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: 13.8% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: 14.5% Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 7.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: 3.1% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: 6.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8% Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.6%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +432 Mining, Wollondilly Shire: +153 Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: -22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: +12 Construction, Wollondilly Shire: +180 Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -20 Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: +180 Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: +20 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: +89 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: -4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: +23 Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: +1 Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: +264 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: +272 Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: +47 Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: +54
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,005 people or 14.5%)
  • Mining (1,921 people or 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing (1,476 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,401 people in total or 38.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.6% in Construction; 1.0% in Mining; and 7.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (13.8% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (14.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.8% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,690 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+432 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+272 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+264 local workers)
  • Construction (+180 local workers)

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