Camden Council area

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 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 area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4791.32.14541.82.3+25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3330.91.03021.21.1+31
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
Total industries35,630100.0100.024,562100.0100.0+11,068

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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

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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 fields 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 the field of Construction (19.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (16.1% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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