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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Cumberland Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 13,945 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 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 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.

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
Cumberland Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2620.32.21680.22.2+94
Mining3050.41.1480.11.2+257
Manufacturing13,94516.16.515,22719.18.0-1,282
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6030.70.95050.61.1+98
Construction9,07610.59.37,8809.98.2+1,196
Wholesale Trade6,4957.53.27,1248.94.2-629
Retail Trade9,08810.510.08,13410.210.1+954
Accommodation and Food Services4,5455.37.53,6004.57.1+945
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,01310.44.89,32311.75.2-310
Information Media and Telecommunications7200.82.28351.02.6-115
Financial and Insurance Services1,9602.35.01,4851.95.1+475
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0311.21.71,0191.31.8+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4514.08.72,9093.78.3+542
Administrative and Support Services2,9193.43.42,3262.93.5+592
Public Administration and Safety3,1583.65.82,7793.56.0+379
Education and Training7,1208.29.15,7727.28.2+1,348
Health Care and Social Assistance8,5349.913.36,2087.811.7+2,326
Arts and Recreation Services6410.71.67811.01.7-140
Other Services3,6884.33.73,5304.43.9+158

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: 0.3% Mining, Cumberland Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: 16.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.7% Construction, Cumberland Council area: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: 7.5% Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: 10.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: 3.6% Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: +94 Mining, Cumberland Council area: +257 Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: -1,282 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: +98 Construction, Cumberland Council area: +1,196 Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: -629 Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: +954 Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: +945 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: -310 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: -115 Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: +475 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: +12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: +542 Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: +592 Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: +379 Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: +1,348 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: +2,326 Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: -140 Other Services, Cumberland Council area: +158
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cumberland Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (13,945 people or 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (9,088 people or 10.5%)
  • Construction (9,076 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 32,108 people in total or 37.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.5% in Manufacturing; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Construction.

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 Manufacturing (16.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.4% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (7.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Cumberland Council area increased by 6,900 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Cumberland Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,326 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,348 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,282 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,196 local workers)

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