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Employment by industry (Total)

In Burwood Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 3,519 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing130.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.01.0180.11.1-12
Wholesale Trade920.43.64662.54.0-375
Retail Trade3,51917.010.32,40612.810.1+1,113
Accommodation and Food Services1,7088.37.01,2046.47.1+503
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2906.25.01,5848.45.1-294
Information Media and Telecommunications1560.82.33942.12.4-238
Financial and Insurance Services8214.05.16963.75.1+126
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4272.11.64942.61.8-67
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3776.79.11,3307.18.3+47
Administrative and Support Services5122.53.35923.23.5-80
Public Administration and Safety1,8128.86.01,4737.95.9+338
Education and Training2,87913.98.52,59113.88.5+289
Health Care and Social Assistance3,16015.312.43,26017.412.1-99
Arts and Recreation Services1030.51.61120.61.7-9
Other Services7033.43.96033.23.9+100
Total industries20,695100.0100.018,763100.0100.0+1,933

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (3,519 people or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,160 people or 15.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,879 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,558 people in total or 46.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Retail Trade; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.5% in Education and Training.

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 Retail Trade (17.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (0.4% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Burwood Council area increased by increased by 1,933 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+1,113 local workers)
  • Construction (+631 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+503 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+338 local workers)

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