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Employment by industry (Total)

In Waverley Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 5,265 local jobs in 2019/20.

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

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Employment (total) by industry
Waverley Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing110.02.1240.12.3-13
Mining1200.40.9350.11.0+85
Manufacturing3891.36.74601.77.2-71
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services720.21.1740.31.1-1
Construction2,96910.29.63,03610.98.7-67
Wholesale Trade4341.53.54881.83.7-54
Retail Trade5,26518.19.74,40915.910.0+856
Accommodation and Food Services2,8239.76.93,01810.97.2-195
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9633.35.24821.75.1+481
Information Media and Telecommunications4931.72.24551.62.4+38
Financial and Insurance Services7902.75.27502.75.1+40
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6092.11.76252.31.8-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,10010.79.72,5859.38.4+516
Administrative and Support Services1,2094.23.31,4285.13.5-219
Public Administration and Safety1,3024.56.01,1334.15.9+169
Education and Training2,5318.77.92,80410.18.6-273
Health Care and Social Assistance3,72212.813.03,65213.212.4+70
Arts and Recreation Services8312.91.68523.11.6-21
Other Services1,4144.93.61,4515.23.9-37

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: 0.0% Mining, Waverley Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: 1.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: 0.2% Construction, Waverley Council area: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: 18.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: 9.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: 10.7% Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: 4.5% Education and Training, Waverley Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: 2.9% Other Services, Waverley Council area: 4.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: -13 Mining, Waverley Council area: +85 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: -71 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: -1 Construction, Waverley Council area: -67 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: -54 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: +856 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: -195 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +481 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: +38 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: -16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +516 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: -219 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +169 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: -273 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: +70 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: -21 Other Services, Waverley Council area: -37
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Waverley Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (5,265 people or 18.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,722 people or 12.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3,100 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,088 people in total or 41.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.7% in Retail Trade; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical 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 (18.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.7% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Waverley Council area increased by 1,286 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Waverley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+856 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+516 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+481 local workers)
  • Education and Training (-273 local workers)

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