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Woollahra Municipal Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Woollahra Municipal Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,991 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area. 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area'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
Woollahra Municipal Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing690.32.11180.52.3-48
Mining190.10.9310.11.1-12
Manufacturing3411.36.83541.67.6-13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170.11.0230.11.1-6
Construction2,63710.49.42,68311.98.4-46
Wholesale Trade2781.13.63881.74.0-110
Retail Trade3,10312.210.32,52711.210.1+577
Accommodation and Food Services2,3589.37.02,1559.57.1+204
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3331.35.01920.85.1+142
Information Media and Telecommunications3941.62.33961.82.4-3
Financial and Insurance Services8023.25.17363.35.1+66
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2885.11.61,3005.81.8-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3929.49.12,1189.48.3+274
Administrative and Support Services6722.63.38043.63.5-132
Public Administration and Safety1,0984.36.01,2945.75.9-196
Education and Training3,29713.08.52,89512.88.5+401
Health Care and Social Assistance3,99115.712.42,64311.712.1+1,347
Arts and Recreation Services8943.51.67053.11.7+189
Other Services1,3975.53.91,2155.43.9+182
Total industries25,381100.0100.022,578100.0100.0+2,803

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Woollahra Municipal Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,991 people or 15.7%)
  • Education and Training (3,297 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,103 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,391 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Education and Training and 10.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (5.1% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Woollahra Municipal Council area increased by increased by 2,803 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,347 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+577 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+401 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+274 local workers)

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