Georges River Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Georges River Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 14,490 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Georges River 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 Georges River 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 Georges River 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
Georges River Council area2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing690.11.9520.12.1+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3460.71.14540.91.0-108
Wholesale Trade9351.93.01,3752.83.4-440
Retail Trade4,3789.09.44,6379.59.7-259
Accommodation and Food Services2,9196.06.53,5277.26.7-608
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4983.15.21,3402.75.3+158
Information Media and Telecommunications3370.72.14681.02.5-131
Financial and Insurance Services3,2186.65.43,2376.64.9-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2062.51.71,1312.31.8+75
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4197.010.03,7667.79.5-348
Administrative and Support Services1,3472.83.11,4382.93.2-91
Public Administration and Safety1,8163.76.02,1024.35.5-285
Education and Training4,7069.78.34,5409.38.4+166
Health Care and Social Assistance14,49029.914.812,42625.413.1+2,065
Arts and Recreation Services4701.01.66581.31.8-188
Other Services1,7653.63.52,0434.23.7-278
Total industries48,502100.0100.048,917100.0100.0-415

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 Georges River Council area in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,490 people or 29.9%)
  • Education and Training (4,706 people or 9.7%)
  • Retail Trade (4,378 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 23,574 people in total or 48.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training and 9.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Georges River Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (29.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (7.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (7.4% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Georges River Council area decreased by -415 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,065 local workers)
  • Construction (+207 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+166 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+158 local workers)

Georges River Council

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