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Employment by industry (Total)

In Waverley Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 5,516 local jobs in 2017/18.

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.

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 area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing200.10.4590.20.4-39
Mining320.10.3390.20.3-6
Manufacturing4631.56.34541.87.8+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services920.30.8770.31.0+15
Construction2,4918.29.51,6986.78.2+793
Wholesale Trade4221.43.75332.14.8-111
Retail Trade5,51618.19.64,23316.69.5+1,283
Accommodation and Food Services3,54511.67.12,85611.26.5+689
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7582.55.24851.95.7+273
Information Media and Telecommunications4651.52.84941.93.3-29
Financial and Insurance Services7832.66.47583.06.6+25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7342.41.95842.31.9+149
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9859.810.72,4999.810.1+486
Administrative and Support Services1,2464.13.51,4055.53.7-160
Public Administration and Safety1,2664.15.61,0664.25.8+200
Education and Training3,26010.78.82,64810.47.9+611
Health Care and Social Assistance4,01813.212.33,32013.011.0+698
Arts and Recreation Services8222.71.79513.71.8-129
Other Services1,5965.23.61,2985.13.8+298

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Construction, Greater Sydney: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.7% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Mining, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: 1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: 0.3% Construction, Waverley Council area: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: 1.4% Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: 18.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: 11.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: 9.8% Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: 4.1% Education and Training, Waverley Council area: 10.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: 2.7% Other Services, Waverley Council area: 5.2%
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, Waverley Council area: -39 Mining, Waverley Council area: -6 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: +9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +15 Construction, Waverley Council area: +793 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: -111 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: +1,283 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: +689 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +273 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: -29 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: +149 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +486 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: -160 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +200 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: +611 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: +698 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: -129 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +298
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 Waverley Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (5,516 people or 18.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,018 people or 13.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (3,545 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,079 people in total or 42.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 9.6% in Retail Trade; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Waverley Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.1% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.6% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Waverley Council area increased by 5,056 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Waverley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+1,283 local workers)
  • Construction (+793 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+698 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+689 local workers)

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