Fairfield City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Fairfield City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 14,867 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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
Fairfield City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5150.62.14710.72.3+44
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5980.71.04970.71.1+102
Wholesale Trade6,9458.53.44,4276.73.5+2,518
Retail Trade8,88910.99.57,36311.19.9+1,527
Accommodation and Food Services4,5305.66.55,1787.87.2-649
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,9038.55.04,9057.45.0+1,998
Information Media and Telecommunications5100.62.24250.62.4+85
Financial and Insurance Services8301.05.18431.35.1-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8241.01.79611.41.8-137
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0872.610.11,9512.98.7+137
Administrative and Support Services2,3192.93.32,3813.63.6-62
Public Administration and Safety2,7193.36.12,5713.95.9+148
Education and Training6,7988.48.76,2039.38.7+596
Health Care and Social Assistance7,4979.213.26,94110.412.9+556
Arts and Recreation Services1,4791.81.76030.91.7+876
Other Services3,4514.23.73,2104.83.8+241
Total industries81,295100.0100.066,571100.0100.0+14,724

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Fairfield City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (14,867 people or 18.3%)
  • Construction (9,491 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (8,889 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,247 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.6% in Manufacturing; 9.0% in Construction and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (18.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (8.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Fairfield City increased by increased by 14,724 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Manufacturing (+4,210 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,561 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+2,518 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,998 local workers)

Fairfield City

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