Lismore City

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.

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 City2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1044.72.11,0755.02.3+29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2591.11.11800.81.1+79
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
Total industries23,470100.0100.021,328100.0100.0+2,142

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 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 fields 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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (24.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.6% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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)

Lismore City

economic profile