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Northern Beaches Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

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In the Northern Beaches Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 17,457 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 Northern Beaches Council area. 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 Northern Beaches Council area 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 Northern Beaches Council area'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
Northern Beaches Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7930.72.33760.42.4+417
Mining730.11.1740.11.1-1
Manufacturing7,3386.87.07,3577.68.6-20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7170.71.17520.81.3-35
Construction9,5508.88.09,2349.67.8+316
Wholesale Trade5,2644.93.57,2357.54.4-1,970
Retail Trade14,23613.29.912,78013.210.1+1,456
Accommodation and Food Services9,1728.57.29,1129.46.9+60
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5902.45.22,1592.25.4+431
Information Media and Telecommunications2,2362.12.51,8341.92.7+402
Financial and Insurance Services1,9201.85.12,0072.15.1-87
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2162.01.91,9892.11.8+227
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,6428.98.78,9229.28.1+720
Administrative and Support Services4,3554.03.63,3833.53.4+973
Public Administration and Safety2,9592.75.92,8252.96.0+134
Education and Training9,9869.28.68,0728.47.9+1,914
Health Care and Social Assistance17,45716.112.711,43311.911.2+6,024
Arts and Recreation Services2,6292.41.82,3112.41.7+317
Other Services5,0194.63.84,6024.84.0+417

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, 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, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.7% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.7% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.9% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.7% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: 16.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.4% Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.6%
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, Northern Beaches Council area: +417 Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: -1 Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: -20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -35 Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: +316 Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -1,970 Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,456 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: +431 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: +402 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -87 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +227 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +720 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +973 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: +134 Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,914 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: +6,024 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +317 Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +417
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 Northern Beaches Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (17,457 people or 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (14,236 people or 13.2%)
  • Education and Training (9,986 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 41,679 people in total or 38.5% of the local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Northern Beaches Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.7% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Northern Beaches Council area increased by 11,694 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the Northern Beaches Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+6,024 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,970 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,914 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,456 local workers)

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