City of Parramatta

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Parramatta, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 24,383 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 City of Parramatta. 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 City of Parramatta 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 City of Parramatta'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
City of Parramatta2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1940.12.11830.12.3+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,9441.61.03,3622.11.1-418
Wholesale Trade8,5754.63.68,4035.34.0+172
Retail Trade11,3506.110.310,3176.610.1+1,034
Accommodation and Food Services7,0253.87.05,9823.87.1+1,043
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,3713.45.06,2974.05.1+73
Information Media and Telecommunications1,9171.02.32,0471.32.4-130
Financial and Insurance Services17,7289.65.115,2209.75.1+2,508
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,5761.41.62,4611.61.8+115
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13,2757.29.19,8366.38.3+3,439
Administrative and Support Services6,6563.63.35,2563.33.5+1,401
Public Administration and Safety22,94412.46.018,95212.05.9+3,992
Education and Training11,8426.48.59,1085.88.5+2,734
Health Care and Social Assistance24,38313.112.422,35614.212.1+2,027
Arts and Recreation Services3,7882.01.62,6671.71.7+1,121
Other Services6,2073.33.95,6273.63.9+580
Total industries185,558100.0100.0157,353100.0100.0+28,205

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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 City of Parramatta in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (24,383 people or 13.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (22,944 people or 12.4%)
  • Construction (21,982 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 69,308 people in total or 37.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.0% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (12.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (9.6% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (6.1% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (3.8% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Parramatta increased by increased by 28,205 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+8,585 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+3,992 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+3,439 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,734 local workers)

City of Parramatta

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