Burwood Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Burwood Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,667 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Burwood 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 Burwood 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 Burwood 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
Burwood Council area2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60.01.9110.12.1-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.11.1100.01.0+1
Wholesale Trade870.53.01020.53.4-15
Retail Trade2,14511.69.42,33311.89.7-188
Accommodation and Food Services1,1616.36.51,3446.86.7-182
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7369.45.21,5587.95.3+178
Information Media and Telecommunications1330.72.11840.92.5-52
Financial and Insurance Services6413.55.47603.94.9-119
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4222.31.75032.61.8-80
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3947.610.01,5337.89.5-139
Administrative and Support Services5092.83.15062.63.2+3
Public Administration and Safety1,8259.96.01,7749.05.5+52
Education and Training3,14217.08.32,84414.48.4+298
Health Care and Social Assistance3,66719.914.83,50117.813.1+165
Arts and Recreation Services1150.61.6940.51.8+21
Other Services5112.83.55883.03.7-77
Total industries18,464100.0100.019,707100.0100.0-1,243

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Burwood Council area in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,667 people or 19.9%)
  • Education and Training (3,142 people or 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,145 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 8,954 people in total or 48.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training and 9.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (17.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (0.8% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Burwood Council area decreased by -1,243 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Education and Training (+298 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+178 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+165 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+52 local workers)

Burwood Council

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