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Employment by industry (Total)

In Camden Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 5,316 local jobs in 2016/17.

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

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Employment (total) by industry
Camden Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6031.92.34792.12.4+123
Mining930.31.1430.21.1+49
Manufacturing2,0366.67.01,8768.38.6+160
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3051.01.13501.51.3-45
Construction5,31617.18.03,79716.77.8+1,519
Wholesale Trade1,0993.53.59314.14.4+169
Retail Trade4,61414.99.93,12413.710.1+1,490
Accommodation and Food Services2,2697.37.21,6177.16.9+653
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5845.15.21,2475.55.4+337
Information Media and Telecommunications2030.72.51600.72.7+43
Financial and Insurance Services6092.05.13461.55.1+262
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7662.51.94341.91.8+332
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6915.58.79484.28.1+743
Administrative and Support Services1,0823.53.65602.53.4+522
Public Administration and Safety1,1673.85.96713.06.0+495
Education and Training2,8739.38.62,2159.77.9+657
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8579.212.72,2029.711.2+655
Arts and Recreation Services5121.61.85392.41.7-27
Other Services1,3414.33.81,1915.24.0+150

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 1.9% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 1.0% Construction, Camden Council area: 17.1% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 3.5% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 14.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 3.8% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.6% Other Services, Camden Council area: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: +123 Mining, Camden Council area: +49 Manufacturing, Camden Council area: +160 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: -45 Construction, Camden Council area: +1,519 Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: +169 Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +1,490 Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +653 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +337 Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +43 Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: +262 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: +332 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +743 Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +522 Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +495 Education and Training, Camden Council area: +657 Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: +655 Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: -27 Other Services, Camden Council area: +150
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (5,316 people or 17.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,614 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and Training (2,873 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,802 people in total or 41.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.0% in Construction; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 8.6% 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 (17.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.5% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Camden Council area increased by 8,289 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Camden Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,519 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,490 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+743 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+657 local workers)

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