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Employment by industry (Total)

In Camden Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 7,060 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 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'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

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Employment (total) by industry
Camden Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4791.32.14541.82.3+25
Mining910.30.9620.31.1+29
Manufacturing2,6387.46.81,8987.77.6+740
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3330.91.03021.21.1+31
Construction7,06019.89.44,62018.88.4+2,440
Wholesale Trade1,1443.23.68843.64.0+260
Retail Trade5,73916.110.33,37513.710.1+2,365
Accommodation and Food Services2,4086.87.01,8387.57.1+570
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7965.05.01,3235.45.1+473
Information Media and Telecommunications1930.52.31430.62.4+50
Financial and Insurance Services5651.65.13821.65.1+184
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6061.71.64842.01.8+122
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6844.79.11,0504.38.3+635
Administrative and Support Services9772.73.36542.73.5+323
Public Administration and Safety1,1323.26.07583.15.9+374
Education and Training3,3789.58.52,2939.38.5+1,085
Health Care and Social Assistance3,1979.012.42,49210.112.1+705
Arts and Recreation Services6311.81.64111.71.7+220
Other Services1,5784.43.91,1404.63.9+439

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.0% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 1.3% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 0.9% Construction, Camden Council area: 19.8% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 3.2% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 16.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 3.2% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 9.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 9.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.8% Other Services, Camden Council area: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: +25 Mining, Camden Council area: +29 Manufacturing, Camden Council area: +740 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: +31 Construction, Camden Council area: +2,440 Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: +260 Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +2,365 Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +570 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +473 Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +50 Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: +184 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: +122 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +635 Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +323 Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +374 Education and Training, Camden Council area: +1,085 Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: +705 Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: +220 Other Services, Camden Council area: +439
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Camden Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (7,060 people or 19.8%)
  • Retail Trade (5,739 people or 16.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,378 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 16,178 people in total or 45.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.4% in Construction; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 8.5% 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 (19.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.1% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Camden Council area increased by 11,068 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Camden Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,440 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+2,365 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,085 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+740 local workers)

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