Griffith City

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Griffith City, making up 19.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Griffith City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Griffith City.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Griffith City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,51910.92.01,23510.22.2+284
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2201.61.01921.60.9+28
Wholesale Trade4032.92.92952.43.1+108
Retail Trade1,47910.69.01,47412.29.7+5
Accommodation and Food Services6624.76.26175.17.1+45
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4323.14.63793.14.7+53
Information Media and Telecommunications630.51.9750.62.2-12
Financial and Insurance Services1611.25.31861.55.0-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1080.81.71231.01.8-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4773.48.94083.48.1+69
Administrative and Support Services3472.53.23322.73.5+15
Public Administration and Safety5664.15.85304.45.9+36
Education and Training9316.78.77886.58.3+143
Health Care and Social Assistance1,65811.914.41,36411.312.5+294
Arts and Recreation Services820.61.4670.61.5+15
Other Services5343.83.44874.03.7+47
Industry not classified7585.44.65404.54.7+218
Total persons13,958100.0100.012,123100.0100.0+1,835

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Griffith City in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,705 people or 19.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,658 people or 11.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,519 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,882 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.5% in Manufacturing; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (19.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.9% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Griffith City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+373 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+294 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+284 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+218 local workers)

Griffith City

economic profile