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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Lismore City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,974 local jobs in 2016/17.

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 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.

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
Lismore City2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1195.02.31,3426.12.4-224
Mining290.11.1280.11.1+1
Manufacturing1,4286.47.01,5276.98.6-99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2100.91.12471.11.3-38
Construction1,2055.48.01,1255.17.8+80
Wholesale Trade4502.03.56082.84.4-158
Retail Trade2,68612.19.92,77312.610.1-87
Accommodation and Food Services1,3696.27.21,2915.96.9+78
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6402.95.28003.65.4-161
Information Media and Telecommunications3591.62.55372.42.7-177
Financial and Insurance Services4111.85.15432.55.1-132
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2831.31.92541.21.8+29
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0414.78.71,0004.58.1+41
Administrative and Support Services8013.63.66683.03.4+133
Public Administration and Safety1,2515.65.91,1645.36.0+87
Education and Training2,84112.88.62,65012.07.9+191
Health Care and Social Assistance4,97422.312.74,25519.311.2+718
Arts and Recreation Services2721.21.82691.21.7+3
Other Services8884.03.89184.24.0-30

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: 5.0% Mining, Lismore City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Lismore City: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: 0.9% Construction, Lismore City: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: 2.0% Retail Trade, Lismore City: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: 5.6% Education and Training, Lismore City: 12.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: 22.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: 1.2% Other Services, Lismore City: 4.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: -224 Mining, Lismore City: +1 Manufacturing, Lismore City: -99 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: -38 Construction, Lismore City: +80 Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: -158 Retail Trade, Lismore City: -87 Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: +78 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -161 Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: -177 Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: -132 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: +29 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: +41 Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: +133 Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: +87 Education and Training, Lismore City: +191 Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: +718 Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: +3 Other Services, Lismore City: -30
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Lismore City in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,974 people or 22.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,841 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,686 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,501 people in total or 47.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Education and Training; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

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 Health Care and Social Assistance (22.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Lismore City increased by 256 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the Lismore City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+718 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-224 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+191 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-177 local workers)

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