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Employment by industry (Total)

In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 63,528 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 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 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 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.

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
NSROC Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4240.42.21,1220.32.2+302
Mining7160.21.11,2120.31.2-496
Manufacturing19,4005.06.520,1325.58.0-732
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0790.50.92,1220.61.1-43
Construction29,2807.59.327,3847.58.2+1,896
Wholesale Trade21,9045.63.224,3356.74.2-2,431
Retail Trade33,2678.510.030,2558.310.1+3,012
Accommodation and Food Services24,3146.27.518,9735.27.1+5,342
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,4121.94.88,0922.25.2-680
Information Media and Telecommunications24,7726.32.224,7736.82.6-1
Financial and Insurance Services17,0134.35.016,7524.65.1+261
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6,8491.71.77,2022.01.8-353
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63,52816.28.760,04816.58.3+3,480
Administrative and Support Services12,8543.33.413,8913.83.5-1,037
Public Administration and Safety13,2823.45.812,3903.46.0+892
Education and Training40,21310.39.131,4458.68.2+8,768
Health Care and Social Assistance54,41613.913.346,24412.711.7+8,172
Arts and Recreation Services5,7811.51.65,3371.51.7+444
Other Services13,2373.43.713,0273.63.9+210

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 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, NSROC Region: 0.4% Mining, NSROC Region: 0.2% Manufacturing, NSROC Region: 5.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: 0.5% Construction, NSROC Region: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: 5.6% Retail Trade, NSROC Region: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: 1.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: 6.3% Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: 16.2% Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: 3.4% Education and Training, NSROC Region: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: 1.5% Other Services, NSROC Region: 3.4%
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, NSROC Region: +302 Mining, NSROC Region: -496 Manufacturing, NSROC Region: -732 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: -43 Construction, NSROC Region: +1,896 Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: -2,431 Retail Trade, NSROC Region: +3,012 Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: +5,342 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: -680 Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: +261 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: -353 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: +3,480 Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: -1,037 Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: +892 Education and Training, NSROC Region: +8,768 Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: +8,172 Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: +444 Other Services, NSROC Region: +210
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 NSROC Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (63,528 people or 16.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (54,416 people or 13.9%)
  • Education and Training (40,213 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 158,157 people in total or 40.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.1% 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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (16.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (6.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.9% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.4% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the NSROC Region increased by 27,007 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the NSROC Region were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+8,768 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+8,172 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+5,342 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+3,480 local workers)

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