Ku-ring-gai Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 9,606 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Ku-ring-gai 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 Ku-ring-gai 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 Ku-ring-gai 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.

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
Ku-ring-gai Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing830.22.11150.32.3-32
Mining1490.41.0800.21.0+69
Manufacturing7392.06.67122.06.7+27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services270.11.0410.11.1-14
Construction2,9107.79.02,1826.28.7+728
Wholesale Trade7462.03.48882.53.5-143
Retail Trade2,4746.69.53,0568.69.9-582
Accommodation and Food Services1,8254.86.52,1826.27.2-357
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5341.45.06171.75.0-83
Information Media and Telecommunications3891.02.24811.42.4-92
Financial and Insurance Services9832.65.19222.65.1+61
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8052.11.79762.81.8-171
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,02810.710.14,03511.48.7-7
Administrative and Support Services9022.43.31,1483.23.6-246
Public Administration and Safety8152.26.18862.55.9-72
Education and Training8,51422.68.76,72919.08.7+1,785
Health Care and Social Assistance9,60625.513.28,16723.112.9+1,439
Arts and Recreation Services6831.81.76101.71.7+73
Other Services1,4974.03.71,5684.43.8-71
Total industries37,708100.0100.035,395100.0100.0+2,313

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,606 people or 25.5%)
  • Education and Training (8,514 people or 22.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4,028 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 22,149 people in total or 58.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 10.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (22.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (25.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Ku-ring-gai Council area increased by increased by 2,313 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+1,785 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,439 local workers)
  • Construction (+728 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+73 local workers)

Ku-ring-gai Council

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