Cumberland Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Cumberland Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 14,587 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Cumberland 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 the Cumberland 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 the Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3210.42.11770.22.3+144
Mining3090.30.9660.11.1+243
Manufacturing14,58715.96.814,70418.57.6-117
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7150.81.06050.81.1+110
Construction9,52910.49.47,4649.48.4+2,066
Wholesale Trade9,72410.63.66,9568.74.0+2,768
Retail Trade9,32910.210.38,36110.510.1+967
Accommodation and Food Services4,2524.67.03,7084.77.1+544
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,03011.05.09,01711.35.1+1,013
Information Media and Telecommunications7330.82.37530.92.4-20
Financial and Insurance Services1,9162.15.11,5712.05.1+345
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0471.11.61,0501.31.8-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,5933.99.12,9623.78.3+632
Administrative and Support Services2,7383.03.32,3973.03.5+341
Public Administration and Safety3,2603.66.02,8463.65.9+414
Education and Training6,4737.18.55,9717.58.5+502
Health Care and Social Assistance8,3429.112.46,6588.412.1+1,685
Arts and Recreation Services6870.81.67601.01.7-73
Other Services4,0004.43.93,5724.53.9+428
Total industries91,586100.0100.079,597100.0100.0+11,989

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Manufacturing (14,587 people or 15.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10,030 people or 11.0%)
  • Wholesale Trade (9,724 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 34,341 people in total or 37.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.8% in Manufacturing; 5.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 3.6% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (15.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (10.6% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Cumberland Council area increased by increased by 11,989 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Wholesale Trade (+2,768 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,066 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,685 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,013 local workers)

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