Hornsby Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Hornsby Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 9,522 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Hornsby Shire. 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 Hornsby Shire 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 Hornsby Shire'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
Hornsby Shire2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5801.22.16841.42.2-105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2830.61.12350.51.0+48
Wholesale Trade1,3322.73.01,4943.03.4-163
Retail Trade5,71911.69.35,89211.99.6-172
Accommodation and Food Services3,5727.26.03,8137.76.9-241
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0894.25.11,6873.45.2+402
Information Media and Telecommunications3800.82.28661.72.4-486
Financial and Insurance Services9812.05.51,0292.14.8-48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7481.51.86831.41.7+65
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,9908.110.13,8187.79.4+172
Administrative and Support Services1,4442.93.31,5943.23.5-150
Public Administration and Safety1,3782.86.11,3782.85.7+0
Education and Training7,14614.48.67,02714.18.5+119
Health Care and Social Assistance9,52219.214.28,88317.913.1+639
Arts and Recreation Services7301.51.67541.51.7-25
Other Services2,5055.13.82,2334.53.7+272
Total industries49,466100.0100.049,664100.0100.0-198

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 Hornsby Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,522 people or 19.2%)
  • Education and Training (7,146 people or 14.4%)
  • Retail Trade (5,719 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 22,387 people in total or 45.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Education and Training and 9.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.2% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hornsby Shire decreased by -198 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+639 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+402 local workers)
  • Other Services (+272 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+172 local workers)

Hornsby Shire Council

economic profile