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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Parramatta, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 27,068 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 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 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 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.

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
City of Parramatta2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2100.12.21900.12.2+20
Mining940.11.11920.11.2-98
Manufacturing15,3918.66.516,22110.38.0-831
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6001.50.93,4572.21.1-858
Construction19,62311.09.313,2668.48.2+6,357
Wholesale Trade7,1734.03.28,8055.64.2-1,632
Retail Trade10,6336.010.010,3766.610.1+258
Accommodation and Food Services7,5674.37.55,9313.87.1+1,637
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,9143.34.86,5634.25.2-649
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7661.02.22,3231.52.6-557
Financial and Insurance Services16,9719.55.015,4259.85.1+1,546
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,5531.41.72,3361.51.8+217
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,3176.98.79,6746.18.3+2,643
Administrative and Support Services6,1483.53.45,2173.33.5+931
Public Administration and Safety21,14511.95.818,91312.06.0+2,232
Education and Training12,1616.89.18,5945.58.2+3,567
Health Care and Social Assistance27,06815.213.321,80713.811.7+5,261
Arts and Recreation Services2,9011.61.62,6201.71.7+280
Other Services5,7063.23.75,5683.53.9+138

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, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Mining, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: 1.5% Construction, City of Parramatta: 11.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: 4.0% Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: 9.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: 11.9% Education and Training, City of Parramatta: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: 1.6% Other Services, City of Parramatta: 3.2%
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, City of Parramatta: +20 Mining, City of Parramatta: -98 Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: -831 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: -858 Construction, City of Parramatta: +6,357 Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: -1,632 Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: +258 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: +1,637 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: -649 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: -557 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: +1,546 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: +217 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: +2,643 Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: +931 Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: +2,232 Education and Training, City of Parramatta: +3,567 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: +5,261 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: +280 Other Services, City of Parramatta: +138
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 City of Parramatta in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (27,068 people or 15.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (21,145 people or 11.9%)
  • Construction (19,623 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 67,836 people in total or 38.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.8% in Public Administration and Safety; and 9.3% 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 Public Administration and Safety (11.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (9.5% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.3% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Parramatta increased by 20,462 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Construction (+6,357 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,261 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,567 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+2,643 local workers)

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