Camden Council area
Employment by industry (Total)
In Camden Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 7,041 local jobs in 2017/18.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Camden 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 Camden 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 Camden 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.
NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|Camden Council area||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||439||1.2||2.2||452||1.9||2.2||-14||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||273||0.8||0.9||313||1.3||1.1||-40||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,448||6.8||7.5||1,735||7.2||7.1||+713||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,474||4.1||4.8||1,267||5.3||5.2||+207||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||256||0.7||2.2||141||0.6||2.6||+115||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||785||2.2||5.0||361||1.5||5.1||+424||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||853||2.4||1.7||455||1.9||1.8||+398||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,185||6.1||8.7||993||4.1||8.3||+1,192||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,334||3.7||3.4||615||2.6||3.5||+719||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,387||3.9||5.8||716||3.0||6.0||+671||24400||P|
|Education and Training||3,216||9.0||9.1||2,233||9.3||8.2||+983||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,978||8.3||13.3||2,398||10.0||11.7||+580||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||522||1.5||1.6||493||2.1||1.7||+29||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Camden Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction (7,041 people or 19.6%)
- Retail Trade (5,975 people or 16.6%)
- Education and Training (3,216 people or 9.0%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 16,232 people in total or 45.2% of the local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.3% in Construction; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.1% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Camden Council area and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (19.6% compared to 9.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.6% compared to 10.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3% compared to 13.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.0%)
The number of local workers in Camden Council area increased by 11,923 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Camden Council area were for those employed in:
- Retail Trade (+2,725 local workers)
- Construction (+2,318 local workers)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,192 local workers)
- Education and Training (+983 local workers)