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Employment by industry (Total)

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In the Macarthur Region, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 12,684 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 Macarthur Region. 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 Macarthur Region 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 Macarthur Region'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.

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Employment (total) by industry
Macarthur Region2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5241.50.51,2681.60.7+256
Mining2,0782.10.32,3002.91.0-221
Manufacturing11,57711.57.08,87411.36.3+2,703
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5051.51.01,0231.31.1+482
Construction11,98311.98.18,29810.67.9+3,685
Wholesale Trade3,2473.24.13,1604.05.2+87
Retail Trade12,68412.69.59,64612.39.6+3,039
Accommodation and Food Services7,4047.46.75,6287.26.4+1,777
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,4915.55.74,3365.56.0+1,155
Information Media and Telecommunications7630.83.26670.83.4+96
Financial and Insurance Services1,4681.56.51,1241.46.6+344
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8521.82.01,3621.71.9+490
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,8993.910.52,8683.610.1+1,032
Administrative and Support Services3,2813.33.72,0022.53.7+1,279
Public Administration and Safety4,2484.25.73,4104.36.0+838
Education and Training10,67610.68.38,82911.27.7+1,846
Health Care and Social Assistance11,52611.511.88,93411.410.7+2,593
Arts and Recreation Services1,2881.31.81,2831.61.8+5
Other Services4,0304.03.63,6434.63.9+387

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

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Construction, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.5% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 1.5% Mining, Macarthur Region: 2.1% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.5% Construction, Macarthur Region: 11.9% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 3.2% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 4.2% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 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, Macarthur Region: +256 Mining, Macarthur Region: -221 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: +2,703 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +482 Construction, Macarthur Region: +3,685 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: +87 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: +3,039 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +1,777 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +1,155 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +96 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +344 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +490 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +1,032 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +1,279 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +838 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +1,846 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +2,593 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +5 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +387
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 Macarthur Region in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (12,684 people or 12.6%)
  • Construction (11,983 people or 11.9%)
  • Manufacturing (11,577 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 36,245 people in total or 36.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 9.5% in Retail Trade; 8.1% in Construction; and 7.0% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (11.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Macarthur Region increased by 21,871 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

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

  • Construction (+3,685 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+3,039 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+2,703 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,593 local workers)

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