Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)

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Waverley Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Waverley Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 6,222 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Waverley 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 Waverley 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 Waverley 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
Waverley Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing210.12.1540.22.3-34
Mining270.10.9380.11.1-12
Manufacturing4591.56.84361.67.6+24
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services870.31.0750.31.1+12
Construction2,5918.69.42,2128.48.4+379
Wholesale Trade4501.53.65121.94.0-62
Retail Trade6,22220.710.34,28316.210.1+1,939
Accommodation and Food Services3,33611.17.02,90811.07.1+427
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6462.15.04771.85.1+168
Information Media and Telecommunications4431.52.34691.82.4-26
Financial and Insurance Services7882.65.17522.85.1+36
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6102.01.66202.31.8-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9449.89.12,5229.58.3+422
Administrative and Support Services1,2084.03.31,4065.33.5-198
Public Administration and Safety1,1813.96.01,0934.15.9+88
Education and Training2,8589.58.52,79110.58.5+68
Health Care and Social Assistance3,79012.612.43,55113.412.1+239
Arts and Recreation Services7722.61.68953.41.7-123
Other Services1,6925.63.91,3785.23.9+314
Total industries30,124100.0100.026,472100.0100.0+3,652

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 Waverley Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (6,222 people or 20.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,790 people or 12.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (3,336 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,348 people in total or 44.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Retail Trade; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.0% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (20.7% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (11.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.1% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Waverley Council area increased by increased by 3,652 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+1,939 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+427 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+422 local workers)
  • Construction (+379 local workers)

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