Blacktown City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Blacktown City, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 19,781 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Blacktown 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 Blacktown 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 Blacktown 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.

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
Blacktown City2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4550.31.94050.32.1+50
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3,7822.61.13,2602.51.0+522
Wholesale Trade10,9617.53.09,0386.93.4+1,923
Retail Trade19,78113.49.415,64111.99.7+4,140
Accommodation and Food Services7,0724.86.56,8115.26.7+262
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17,21311.75.215,97912.25.3+1,233
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3450.92.11,2180.92.5+127
Financial and Insurance Services1,8151.25.41,3251.04.9+489
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8441.31.71,7271.31.8+117
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3893.710.04,2863.39.5+1,103
Administrative and Support Services4,7673.23.14,1683.23.2+598
Public Administration and Safety5,7663.96.05,1103.95.5+656
Education and Training12,6638.68.311,1138.58.4+1,550
Health Care and Social Assistance19,36413.214.813,81410.513.1+5,549
Arts and Recreation Services1,7141.21.61,1680.91.8+546
Other Services5,4853.73.55,0123.83.7+473
Total industries147,079100.0100.0131,163100.0100.0+15,916

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Blacktown City in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (19,781 people or 13.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,364 people or 13.2%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (17,213 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 56,357 people in total or 38.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.4% in Retail Trade; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (7.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Blacktown City increased by 15,916 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,549 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+4,140 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,923 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,550 local workers)

Blacktown City Council

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