Lismore City

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Lismore City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,343 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the 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 the 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 the 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 City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0784.72.11,0965.02.3-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2321.01.02091.01.1+22
Wholesale Trade4311.93.64992.34.0-67
Retail Trade2,85712.610.32,82112.910.1+35
Accommodation and Food Services1,4546.47.01,3926.47.1+62
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6632.95.07143.35.1-51
Information Media and Telecommunications2591.12.33881.82.4-129
Financial and Insurance Services4482.05.14462.05.1+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3131.41.62601.21.8+53
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0494.69.11,0154.78.3+34
Administrative and Support Services6472.83.36282.93.5+19
Public Administration and Safety1,3626.06.01,2505.75.9+112
Education and Training2,72112.08.52,77512.78.5-54
Health Care and Social Assistance5,34323.512.44,76621.912.1+578
Arts and Recreation Services2751.21.62611.21.7+14
Other Services8513.73.99384.33.9-87
Total industries22,728100.0100.021,804100.0100.0+924

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Lismore City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,343 people or 23.5%)
  • Retail Trade (2,857 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,721 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,921 people in total or 48.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Retail Trade and 8.5% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (23.5% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Lismore City increased by increased by 924 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+578 local workers)
  • Construction (+425 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+112 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+62 local workers)

Lismore City

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