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Northern Beaches Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Northern Beaches Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 20,036 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7430.72.24130.42.2+330
Mining620.11.11060.11.2-44
Manufacturing6,7365.96.57,2457.38.0-509
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6480.60.95420.51.1+106
Construction10,1208.99.38,8869.08.2+1,234
Wholesale Trade4,8804.33.26,9967.14.2-2,116
Retail Trade15,73513.810.013,67713.810.1+2,059
Accommodation and Food Services10,0198.87.58,5338.67.1+1,486
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5072.24.82,2392.35.2+269
Information Media and Telecommunications2,1181.92.21,8881.92.6+230
Financial and Insurance Services2,0571.85.02,0432.15.1+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1981.91.72,1002.11.8+99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,8568.78.79,4089.58.3+448
Administrative and Support Services3,7793.33.43,6843.73.5+95
Public Administration and Safety2,9512.65.82,9623.06.0-12
Education and Training11,2819.99.18,7988.98.2+2,483
Health Care and Social Assistance20,03617.613.312,60312.711.7+7,433
Arts and Recreation Services2,8362.51.62,0592.11.7+777
Other Services5,2454.63.74,8594.93.9+386

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.7% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.6% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.3% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.6% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: 17.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.5% Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: +330 Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: -44 Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: -509 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +106 Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,234 Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -2,116 Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: +2,059 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,486 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: +269 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: +230 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +14 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +448 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +95 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: -12 Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: +2,483 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: +7,433 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +777 Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +386
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (20,036 people or 17.6%)
  • Retail Trade (15,735 people or 13.8%)
  • Education and Training (11,281 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 47,052 people in total or 41.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.1% 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 (17.6% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Northern Beaches Council area increased by 14,768 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Northern Beaches Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7,433 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,483 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-2,116 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+2,059 local workers)

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