Cumberland City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Cumberland City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 12,748 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Cumberland City. 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 Cumberland City 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 Cumberland City'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 City2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3690.42.13050.42.2+64
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0701.31.17920.91.0+278
Wholesale Trade6,9718.43.06,4797.53.4+492
Retail Trade10,05012.19.39,17510.69.6+874
Accommodation and Food Services3,6344.46.03,8744.56.9-240
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11,38813.75.110,40212.05.2+986
Information Media and Telecommunications8241.02.27930.92.4+31
Financial and Insurance Services1,0351.25.51,7332.04.8-699
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1751.41.81,1191.31.7+56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,5474.310.13,2833.89.4+264
Administrative and Support Services2,8153.43.32,7353.23.5+80
Public Administration and Safety3,2703.96.13,0393.55.7+231
Education and Training5,2496.38.65,9646.98.5-715
Health Care and Social Assistance8,0299.714.28,0299.313.1+0
Arts and Recreation Services8091.01.67380.91.7+71
Other Services3,0333.73.83,6464.23.7-614
Total industries82,899100.0100.086,602100.0100.0-3,703

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Cumberland City in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (12,748 people or 15.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11,388 people or 13.7%)
  • Retail Trade (10,050 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 34,186 people in total or 41.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.2% in Manufacturing; 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 9.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (15.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • 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 Wholesale Trade (8.4% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Cumberland City decreased by -3,703 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+986 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+874 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+492 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+278 local workers)

Cumberland City Council

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