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 area2018/192009/10Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2009/10 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4791.32.14672.22.5+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3330.91.03051.51.2+27
Wholesale Trade1,1443.23.68304.04.5+314
Retail Trade5,73916.110.33,22615.510.4+2,514
Accommodation and Food Services2,4086.87.01,5807.66.8+829
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7965.05.01,3396.45.4+457
Information Media and Telecommunications1930.52.31360.72.6+57
Financial and Insurance Services5651.65.13331.65.1+233
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6061.71.64122.01.7+194
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6844.79.18784.27.9+806
Administrative and Support Services9772.73.35562.73.4+421
Public Administration and Safety1,1323.26.06383.16.0+494
Education and Training3,3789.58.52,0009.67.8+1,378
Health Care and Social Assistance3,1979.012.42,0319.810.8+1,167
Arts and Recreation Services6311.81.63631.71.6+268
Other Services1,5784.43.91,0234.93.9+555
Total industries35,630100.0100.020,775100.0100.0+14,856

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 14,856 between 2009/10 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+4,200 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+2,514 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,378 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,167 local workers)

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