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Employment by industry (Total)

In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 68,859 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the NSROC 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 the NSROC 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 the NSROC 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.

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
NSROC Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0840.32.11,1300.32.3-46
Mining4460.10.99510.31.1-505
Manufacturing20,3225.16.820,2135.57.6+109
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,3090.61.02,2090.61.1+100
Construction30,9807.79.428,8067.98.4+2,175
Wholesale Trade22,5335.63.623,8886.54.0-1,355
Retail Trade36,1329.010.330,1868.310.1+5,946
Accommodation and Food Services20,9855.27.019,1455.27.1+1,839
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,3732.15.07,9622.25.1+411
Information Media and Telecommunications24,9236.22.323,6406.52.4+1,284
Financial and Insurance Services18,3674.65.116,4434.55.1+1,925
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6,2561.61.67,2692.01.8-1,013
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services68,85917.29.158,73416.18.3+10,125
Administrative and Support Services12,9793.23.313,3003.63.5-321
Public Administration and Safety13,3163.36.012,3753.45.9+941
Education and Training37,5359.48.532,3568.98.5+5,179
Health Care and Social Assistance54,30813.612.447,70713.112.1+6,601
Arts and Recreation Services6,3531.61.65,6491.51.7+705
Other Services14,5573.63.913,1373.63.9+1,420
Total industries400,617100.0100.0365,097100.0100.0+35,520

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the NSROC Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (68,859 people or 17.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (54,308 people or 13.6%)
  • Education and Training (37,535 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 160,702 people in total or 40.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.5% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Information Media and Telecommunications (6.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the NSROC Region increased by increased by 35,520 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+10,125 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+6,601 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+5,946 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+5,179 local workers)

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