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Employment by industry (Total)

In Hornsby Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,902 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Council 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 Council'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Hornsby Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6161.32.16081.32.3+9
Mining100.00.9220.01.0-12
Manufacturing2,9346.16.72,8055.87.2+129
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2430.51.12650.61.1-21
Construction3,6507.59.63,7197.88.7-69
Wholesale Trade1,5033.13.51,6413.43.7-137
Retail Trade6,65013.89.76,35913.310.0+291
Accommodation and Food Services3,2706.86.93,6757.77.2-404
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5623.25.21,6403.45.1-79
Information Media and Telecommunications8111.72.27421.52.4+69
Financial and Insurance Services1,0962.35.21,0012.15.1+95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6551.41.77581.61.8-103
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,8117.99.73,4897.38.4+323
Administrative and Support Services1,3682.83.31,5313.23.5-163
Public Administration and Safety1,4963.16.01,4122.95.9+85
Education and Training6,66313.87.96,78514.18.6-122
Health Care and Social Assistance8,90218.413.08,43517.612.4+467
Arts and Recreation Services8671.81.67351.51.6+132
Other Services2,2514.73.62,3454.93.9-94

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hornsby Shire: 1.3% Mining, Hornsby Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Hornsby Shire: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hornsby Shire: 0.5% Construction, Hornsby Shire: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Hornsby Shire: 3.1% Retail Trade, Hornsby Shire: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Hornsby Shire: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hornsby Shire: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hornsby Shire: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Hornsby Shire: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hornsby Shire: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hornsby Shire: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Hornsby Shire: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Hornsby Shire: 3.1% Education and Training, Hornsby Shire: 13.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hornsby Shire: 18.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Hornsby Shire: 1.8% Other Services, Hornsby Shire: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hornsby Shire: +9 Mining, Hornsby Shire: -12 Manufacturing, Hornsby Shire: +129 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hornsby Shire: -21 Construction, Hornsby Shire: -69 Wholesale Trade, Hornsby Shire: -137 Retail Trade, Hornsby Shire: +291 Accommodation and Food Services, Hornsby Shire: -404 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hornsby Shire: -79 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hornsby Shire: +69 Financial and Insurance Services, Hornsby Shire: +95 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hornsby Shire: -103 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hornsby Shire: +323 Administrative and Support Services, Hornsby Shire: -163 Public Administration and Safety, Hornsby Shire: +85 Education and Training, Hornsby Shire: -122 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hornsby Shire: +467 Arts and Recreation Services, Hornsby Shire: +132 Other Services, Hornsby Shire: -94
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2020
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Hornsby Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,902 people or 18.4%)
  • Education and Training (6,663 people or 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (6,650 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 22,215 people in total or 45.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.9% in Education and Training; and 9.7% 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 Education and Training (13.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Hornsby Shire increased by 396 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Hornsby Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+467 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-404 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+323 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+291 local workers)

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