Lismore City

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Lismore City, making up 22.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Lismore City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Lismore City.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Lismore City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Lismore City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0185.12.29204.52.2+98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1700.80.91660.81.1+4
Wholesale Trade3651.83.15572.74.5-192
Retail Trade2,49112.49.72,75013.510.4-259
Accommodation and Food Services1,2976.57.11,2776.36.7+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5702.84.76333.15.0-63
Information Media and Telecommunications2281.12.24012.02.3-173
Financial and Insurance Services4022.05.04772.35.1-75
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2401.21.82471.21.6-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8654.38.19324.67.9-67
Administrative and Support Services5412.73.55042.53.3+37
Public Administration and Safety1,2046.05.91,1505.75.9+54
Education and Training2,44812.28.32,49912.37.9-51
Health Care and Social Assistance4,53422.612.54,22520.811.6+309
Arts and Recreation Services2041.01.52241.11.5-20
Other Services8124.03.77983.93.8+14
Industry not classified7173.64.73361.72.5+381
Total persons20,104100.0100.020,335100.0100.0-231

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Lismore City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,534 people or 22.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,491 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (2,448 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,473 people in total or 47.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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 (22.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.8% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+381 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+309 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-259 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-228 local workers)

Lismore City

economic profile