Employment by industry (Total)
In Sutherland Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 13,154 local jobs in 2018/19.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Sutherland Shire. 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 Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire'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
|Employment (total) by industry|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2013/14 to 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||299||0.4||2.1||149||0.2||2.3||+150||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||693||0.9||1.0||478||0.6||1.1||+215||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||6,073||7.6||7.0||6,627||9.0||7.1||-554||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||2,038||2.5||5.0||1,961||2.7||5.1||+78||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||450||0.6||2.3||511||0.7||2.4||-61||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,664||2.1||5.1||1,502||2.0||5.1||+163||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,241||1.5||1.6||1,293||1.8||1.8||-52||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||5,995||7.5||9.1||5,927||8.0||8.3||+68||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||2,274||2.8||3.3||2,290||3.1||3.5||-16||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,691||3.4||6.0||2,646||3.6||5.9||+45||24400||P|
|Education and Training||8,442||10.5||8.5||7,040||9.6||8.5||+1,402||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||12,146||15.1||12.4||10,841||14.7||12.1||+1,305||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1,597||2.0||1.6||1,543||2.1||1.7||+54||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Sutherland Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Retail Trade (13,154 people or 16.4%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (12,146 people or 15.1%)
- Construction (10,495 people or 13.1%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 35,794 people in total or 44.6% of the local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Retail Trade; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.4% in Construction.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.4% compared to 10.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (13.1% compared to 9.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.1% compared to 12.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.1%)
The number of local workers in Sutherland Shire increased by 6,670 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:
- Construction (+2,650 local workers)
- Retail Trade (+1,595 local workers)
- Education and Training (+1,402 local workers)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,305 local workers)