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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 21,369 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs. 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs'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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1430.12.22890.32.2-146
Mining810.11.1770.11.2+3
Manufacturing1,6001.46.52,0062.08.0-406
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2110.20.92370.21.1-26
Construction9,9358.79.39,3069.48.2+629
Wholesale Trade1,2881.13.21,7311.74.2-443
Retail Trade11,1149.710.09,5659.610.1+1,549
Accommodation and Food Services11,0299.77.58,9999.07.1+2,030
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,0564.44.84,3894.45.2+667
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2951.12.21,3061.32.6-11
Financial and Insurance Services2,1971.95.02,0912.15.1+106
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,2712.91.72,5552.61.8+716
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,7687.78.77,0227.18.3+1,746
Administrative and Support Services3,2192.83.43,8233.83.5-604
Public Administration and Safety6,6475.85.86,1146.16.0+533
Education and Training18,88216.69.115,77215.98.2+3,110
Health Care and Social Assistance21,36918.713.317,06817.211.7+4,301
Arts and Recreation Services3,1892.81.63,0163.01.7+173
Other Services4,7284.13.74,0884.13.9+640

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.2% Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.1% Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 7.7% Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.8% Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 16.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 18.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.8% Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.1%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -146 Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +3 Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -406 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -26 Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +629 Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -443 Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,549 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +2,030 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +667 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +106 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +716 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,746 Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -604 Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +533 Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +3,110 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +4,301 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +173 Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +640
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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (21,369 people or 18.7%)
  • Education and Training (18,882 people or 16.6%)
  • Retail Trade (11,114 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 51,365 people in total or 45.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% in Education and Training; and 10.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (16.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.7% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by 14,567 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,301 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,110 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+2,030 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,746 local workers)

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