Hawkesbury City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Hawkesbury City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 6,086 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Hawkesbury 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 Hawkesbury 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 Hawkesbury 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
Hawkesbury City2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5595.01.91,2544.42.1+305
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3081.01.13211.11.0-13
Wholesale Trade6552.13.06032.13.4+52
Retail Trade2,6238.39.42,7099.49.7-86
Accommodation and Food Services1,9786.36.51,9756.96.7+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1573.75.21,1654.05.3-7
Information Media and Telecommunications1820.62.13321.22.5-150
Financial and Insurance Services2860.95.42630.94.9+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3541.11.73811.31.8-27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1793.810.01,1704.19.5+8
Administrative and Support Services7592.43.18182.83.2-59
Public Administration and Safety2,2847.36.02,1907.65.5+94
Education and Training2,9939.58.32,7429.58.4+251
Health Care and Social Assistance4,16113.214.83,23611.213.1+925
Arts and Recreation Services4791.51.66482.21.8-169
Other Services1,6445.23.51,3054.53.7+339
Total industries31,424100.0100.028,814100.0100.0+2,610

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 Hawkesbury City in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (6,086 people or 19.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,161 people or 13.2%)
  • Education and Training (2,993 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,239 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.5% in Construction; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (19.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hawkesbury City increased by 2,610 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+1,139 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+925 local workers)
  • Other Services (+339 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+305 local workers)

Hawkesbury City

economic profile