Federation Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Federation Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,229 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Federation 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 Federation 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 Federation 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
Federation Council area2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing79113.42.11,05018.72.2-260
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services490.81.1280.51.0+20
Wholesale Trade851.43.01202.13.4-35
Retail Trade4307.39.34778.59.6-46
Accommodation and Food Services63710.86.061510.96.9+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4257.25.13295.85.2+97
Information Media and Telecommunications611.02.2140.22.4+48
Financial and Insurance Services290.55.5290.54.8+0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280.51.8310.51.7-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1352.310.11472.69.4-12
Administrative and Support Services1322.23.31632.93.5-31
Public Administration and Safety2694.56.11943.55.7+75
Education and Training2844.88.62534.58.5+31
Health Care and Social Assistance4187.114.23566.313.1+62
Arts and Recreation Services410.71.61101.91.7-69
Other Services2333.93.81793.23.7+53
Total industries5,921100.0100.05,630100.0100.0+291

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

  • Manufacturing (1,229 people or 20.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (791 people or 13.4%)
  • Construction (640 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,660 people in total or 44.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 6.2% in Manufacturing; 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.9% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (20.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.1% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Federation Council area increased by 291 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Manufacturing (+212 local workers)
  • Construction (+127 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+97 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+75 local workers)

Federation Council

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