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Employment by industry (Total)

In Hawkesbury City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,602 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5515.52.11,3444.92.3+206
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3381.21.02450.91.1+93
Wholesale Trade6012.13.67512.74.0-150
Retail Trade2,7489.710.32,78710.210.1-39
Accommodation and Food Services2,0637.37.02,0927.67.1-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9813.55.09273.45.1+54
Information Media and Telecommunications3691.32.34181.52.4-49
Financial and Insurance Services2741.05.12711.05.1+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3561.31.63751.41.8-19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0753.89.11,0233.78.3+52
Administrative and Support Services7522.73.37442.73.5+8
Public Administration and Safety2,2287.86.02,73810.05.9-510
Education and Training2,8169.98.52,6389.68.5+178
Health Care and Social Assistance2,87610.112.42,81910.312.1+57
Arts and Recreation Services5562.01.64891.81.7+67
Other Services1,3064.63.91,3374.93.9-31
Total industries28,380100.0100.027,352100.0100.0+1,028

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (4,602 people or 16.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,876 people or 10.1%)
  • Manufacturing (2,864 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,342 people in total or 36.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.4% in Construction; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.8% in Manufacturing.

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 (16.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.5% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hawkesbury City increased by increased by 1,028 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+934 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+206 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+206 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+178 local workers)

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