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 Local Government Area (LGA) 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 Local Government Area (LGA)'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|
|Waverley Council area||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2013/14 to 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||21||0.1||2.1||54||0.2||2.3||-34||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||87||0.3||1.0||75||0.3||1.1||+12||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||3,336||11.1||7.0||2,908||11.0||7.1||+427||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||646||2.1||5.0||477||1.8||5.1||+168||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||443||1.5||2.3||469||1.8||2.4||-26||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||788||2.6||5.1||752||2.8||5.1||+36||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||610||2.0||1.6||620||2.3||1.8||-9||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,944||9.8||9.1||2,522||9.5||8.3||+422||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,208||4.0||3.3||1,406||5.3||3.5||-198||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,181||3.9||6.0||1,093||4.1||5.9||+88||24400||P|
|Education and Training||2,858||9.5||8.5||2,791||10.5||8.5||+68||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||3,790||12.6||12.4||3,551||13.4||12.1||+239||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||772||2.6||1.6||895||3.4||1.7||-123||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 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 industries 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 Retail Trade (20.7% compared to 10.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.1% compared to 7.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 6.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.1% compared to 5.0%)
The number of local workers in Waverley Council area increased by 3,652 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Waverley Council area were for those employed in:
- 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)