Lismore City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Lismore City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,547 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Lismore City. 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 Lismore City 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 Lismore City'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
Lismore City2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2354.71.91,1214.82.1+114
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2881.11.12170.91.0+70
Wholesale Trade4181.63.04652.03.4-46
Retail Trade2,86610.99.42,75011.79.7+116
Accommodation and Food Services1,4845.76.51,4116.06.7+73
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7202.75.27393.25.3-19
Information Media and Telecommunications2300.92.13301.42.5-100
Financial and Insurance Services4071.65.44421.94.9-35
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2210.81.72881.21.8-67
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2544.810.01,1645.09.5+90
Administrative and Support Services8673.33.16882.93.2+180
Public Administration and Safety1,2654.86.01,2475.35.5+18
Education and Training2,90211.18.32,73711.78.4+165
Health Care and Social Assistance6,54725.014.85,29422.613.1+1,253
Arts and Recreation Services2420.91.63711.61.8-128
Other Services1,4955.73.59123.93.7+583
Total industries26,192100.0100.023,429100.0100.0+2,763

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 Lismore City in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,547 people or 25.0%)
  • Education and Training (2,902 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,866 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,315 people in total or 47.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training and 9.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (25.0% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.7% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Lismore City increased by 2,763 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,253 local workers)
  • Other Services (+583 local workers)
  • Construction (+580 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+180 local workers)

Lismore City

economic profile