Bayside Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bayside Council area, Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer, generating 27,427 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Bayside Council area. 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 Bayside Council area 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 Bayside Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Bayside Council area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing810.12.11050.12.3-25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4540.51.14680.51.1-14
Wholesale Trade2,9313.13.53,6434.13.7-712
Retail Trade9,83210.39.77,9708.910.0+1,862
Accommodation and Food Services8,1458.66.95,6936.47.2+2,451
Transport, Postal and Warehousing27,42728.85.228,31831.75.1-890
Information Media and Telecommunications7690.82.27570.82.4+12
Financial and Insurance Services1,1161.25.29911.15.1+124
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9422.01.71,8092.01.8+133
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1635.49.73,6144.08.4+1,550
Administrative and Support Services4,5574.83.33,9354.43.5+622
Public Administration and Safety5,0835.36.04,2344.75.9+848
Education and Training3,1883.47.92,9323.38.6+256
Health Care and Social Assistance6,6096.913.04,6295.212.4+1,979
Arts and Recreation Services6740.71.65870.71.6+87
Other Services2,7362.93.62,6963.03.9+40
Total industries95,120100.0100.089,235100.0100.0+5,884

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Bayside Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (27,427 people or 28.8%)
  • Retail Trade (9,832 people or 10.3%)
  • Construction (8,616 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 45,875 people in total or 48.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 9.6% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bayside Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (28.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.9% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (3.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bayside Council area increased by increased by 5,884 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+2,451 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,979 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,862 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,550 local workers)

Bayside Council

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