Camden Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Camden Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 6,602 local jobs in 2020/21.

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.

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
Camden Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6431.52.15742.02.3+69
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5321.31.02871.01.1+245
Wholesale Trade2,5746.13.49483.33.5+1,626
Retail Trade6,60215.59.53,84213.49.9+2,759
Accommodation and Food Services2,5346.06.52,2337.87.2+301
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9944.75.01,6025.65.0+392
Information Media and Telecommunications1550.42.21520.52.4+3
Financial and Insurance Services5311.35.14451.65.1+86
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6091.41.75712.01.8+38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8154.310.11,2844.58.7+530
Administrative and Support Services9632.33.38162.93.6+146
Public Administration and Safety1,0872.66.18863.15.9+201
Education and Training4,62210.98.72,7719.78.7+1,851
Health Care and Social Assistance4,77011.213.22,94310.312.9+1,827
Arts and Recreation Services1,3593.21.74921.71.7+867
Other Services1,7664.23.71,3024.53.8+464
Total industries42,477100.0100.028,622100.0100.0+13,855

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 Camden Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (6,602 people or 15.5%)
  • Construction (5,556 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,770 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,928 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.5% in Retail Trade; 9.0% in Construction and 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 the field of Retail Trade (15.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (13.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Camden Council area increased by increased by 13,855 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Retail Trade (+2,759 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+2,426 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,851 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,827 local workers)

Camden Council

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