Leeton Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Leeton Shire, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 853 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Leeton 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 Leeton 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 Leeton 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
Leeton Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing57311.01.957511.12.1-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1082.11.11372.71.0-29
Wholesale Trade1192.33.01322.63.4-13
Retail Trade4137.99.44318.39.7-18
Accommodation and Food Services2965.76.52765.36.7+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2875.55.22865.55.3+1
Information Media and Telecommunications410.82.1190.42.5+22
Financial and Insurance Services511.05.4490.94.9+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services460.91.7430.81.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1392.710.01733.39.5-34
Administrative and Support Services1693.23.11512.93.2+18
Public Administration and Safety2715.26.02264.45.5+45
Education and Training63612.28.355810.88.4+78
Health Care and Social Assistance4759.114.83977.713.1+79
Arts and Recreation Services340.61.6280.51.8+6
Other Services2554.93.52064.03.7+48
Total industries5,231100.0100.05,169100.0100.0+62

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 Leeton Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (853 people or 16.3%)
  • Education and Training (636 people or 12.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (573 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,062 people in total or 39.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.9% in Manufacturing; 8.3% in Education and Training and 1.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (16.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.0% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.1% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Leeton Shire increased by 62 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+79 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+78 local workers)
  • Other Services (+48 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+45 local workers)

Leeton Shire

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