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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Inner West Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,763 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Inner West Council area. 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 Inner West 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 Inner West 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
Inner West Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1130.22.11460.22.3-33
Mining60.00.9110.01.0-5
Manufacturing5,4537.36.75,6818.07.2-228
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1040.11.11040.11.10
Construction7,98010.79.66,3128.98.7+1,669
Wholesale Trade2,5133.43.52,7583.93.7-245
Retail Trade8,40511.39.78,15911.510.0+245
Accommodation and Food Services7,2049.66.95,8478.37.2+1,356
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,9524.05.23,0434.35.1-91
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2911.72.21,4442.02.4-153
Financial and Insurance Services1,3621.85.21,2171.75.1+144
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3081.81.71,5702.21.8-262
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,3058.49.75,8658.38.4+441
Administrative and Support Services2,4143.23.32,4023.43.5+12
Public Administration and Safety5,0036.76.04,7076.75.9+296
Education and Training6,2208.37.96,3268.98.6-106
Health Care and Social Assistance10,76314.413.09,73013.812.4+1,033
Arts and Recreation Services1,4752.01.61,6332.31.6-158
Other Services3,7915.13.63,7325.33.9+59

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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, Inner West Council area: 0.2% Mining, Inner West Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: 0.1% Construction, Inner West Council area: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: 3.4% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: 9.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: 8.4% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: 6.7% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: 14.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: 2.0% Other Services, Inner West Council area: 5.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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, Inner West Council area: -33 Mining, Inner West Council area: -5 Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: -228 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: 0 Construction, Inner West Council area: +1,669 Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -245 Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: +245 Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: +1,356 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: -91 Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: -153 Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: +144 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: -262 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: +441 Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: +12 Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: +296 Education and Training, Inner West Council area: -106 Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: +1,033 Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: -158 Other Services, Inner West Council area: +59
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Inner West Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,763 people or 14.4%)
  • Retail Trade (8,405 people or 11.3%)
  • Construction (7,980 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 27,148 people in total or 36.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 9.6% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Inner West Council area increased by 3,976 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Inner West Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,669 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,356 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,033 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+441 local workers)

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