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Employment by industry (Total)

In Lismore City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,682 local jobs in 2019/20.

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.

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 City2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1044.72.11,0755.02.3+29
Mining250.10.9280.11.0-3
Manufacturing1,5286.56.71,1975.67.2+331
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2591.11.11800.81.1+79
Construction1,3165.69.61,3426.38.7-26
Wholesale Trade3951.73.54672.23.7-72
Retail Trade2,61211.19.72,70912.710.0-97
Accommodation and Food Services1,3685.86.91,3576.47.2+11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6242.75.27013.35.1-77
Information Media and Telecommunications2861.22.23081.42.4-22
Financial and Insurance Services4311.85.24222.05.1+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2731.21.72491.21.8+23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2085.19.79844.68.4+224
Administrative and Support Services7753.33.36172.93.5+158
Public Administration and Safety1,4996.46.01,2275.85.9+272
Education and Training2,88712.37.92,69012.68.6+197
Health Care and Social Assistance5,68224.213.04,65421.812.4+1,028
Arts and Recreation Services2611.11.62481.21.6+13
Other Services9394.03.68734.13.9+66

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: 4.7% Mining, Lismore City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Lismore City: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: 1.1% Construction, Lismore City: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: 1.7% Retail Trade, Lismore City: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: 6.4% Education and Training, Lismore City: 12.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: 24.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: 1.1% Other Services, Lismore City: 4.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: +29 Mining, Lismore City: -3 Manufacturing, Lismore City: +331 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: +79 Construction, Lismore City: -26 Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: -72 Retail Trade, Lismore City: -97 Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: +11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -77 Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: -22 Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: +9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: +23 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: +224 Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: +158 Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: +272 Education and Training, Lismore City: +197 Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: +1,028 Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: +13 Other Services, Lismore City: +66
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,682 people or 24.2%)
  • Education and Training (2,887 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,612 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,180 people in total or 47.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.9% in Education and Training; and 9.7% 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 Health Care and Social Assistance (24.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.6% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Lismore City increased by 2,142 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Lismore City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,028 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+331 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+272 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+224 local workers)

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