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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Inner West Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,769 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 area 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 area'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 area2017/182001/02Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2001/02 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1460.22.21520.33.5-6
Mining120.01.100.00.6+12
Manufacturing5,6197.46.58,14913.510.6-2,530
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1020.10.91060.21.0-3
Construction7,82710.49.34,9388.27.2+2,888
Wholesale Trade2,4733.33.23,6746.15.0-1,201
Retail Trade8,32511.010.07,31812.111.5+1,007
Accommodation and Food Services6,9919.37.54,4997.46.8+2,492
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6913.64.82,3483.95.0+343
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4081.92.21,2912.12.9+118
Financial and Insurance Services1,3871.85.01,0381.75.0+348
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3511.81.71,4392.41.7-88
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,0348.08.74,8168.07.7+1,218
Administrative and Support Services2,3553.13.42,1113.53.5+244
Public Administration and Safety5,0216.75.82,9764.95.0+2,045
Education and Training7,4339.99.14,2157.07.4+3,218
Health Care and Social Assistance10,76914.313.37,12211.810.2+3,647
Arts and Recreation Services1,7192.31.61,0961.81.4+623
Other Services3,7835.03.73,2595.44.2+524

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: 0.2% Mining, Inner West Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: 0.1% Construction, Inner West Council area: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: 3.3% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: 9.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: 1.9% 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: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: 6.7% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: 2.3% Other Services, Inner West Council area: 5.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2001/02 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2001/02 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: -6 Mining, Inner West Council area: +12 Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: -2,530 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: -3 Construction, Inner West Council area: +2,888 Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -1,201 Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: +1,007 Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: +2,492 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: +343 Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: +118 Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: +348 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: -88 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: +1,218 Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: +244 Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: +2,045 Education and Training, Inner West Council area: +3,218 Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: +3,647 Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: +623 Other Services, Inner West Council area: +524
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,769 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (8,325 people or 11.0%)
  • Construction (7,827 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 26,920 people in total or 35.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% 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 (9.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Other Services (5.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Inner West Council area increased by 14,899 between 2001/02 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2001/02 and 2017/18 in the Inner West Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,647 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,218 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,888 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-2,530 local workers)

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