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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 Cumberland Council 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'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 area2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2013/14 to 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

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

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.0% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: 0.4% Mining, Cumberland Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: 15.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Construction, Cumberland Council area: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: 10.6% Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: 11.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: 3.6% Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: 9.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Other Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: +144 Mining, Cumberland Council area: +243 Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: -117 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: +110 Construction, Cumberland Council area: +2,066 Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: +2,768 Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: +967 Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: +544 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: +1,013 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: -20 Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: +345 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: +632 Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: +341 Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: +414 Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: +502 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: +1,685 Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: -73 Other Services, Cumberland Council area: +428
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 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 industries 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 Manufacturing (15.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (10.6% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in 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 11,989 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Cumberland Council area were for those employed in:

  • 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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