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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 area2017/182016/17Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2016/17 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing200.12.2250.12.2-5
Mining320.11.1410.11.0-9
Manufacturing4631.56.54091.46.6+54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services920.30.9840.31.0+7
Construction2,4918.29.32,3418.09.0+150
Wholesale Trade4221.43.24731.63.3-51
Retail Trade5,51618.110.04,93816.99.9+578
Accommodation and Food Services3,54511.67.53,38311.67.3+163
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7582.54.85521.94.9+206
Information Media and Telecommunications4651.52.25331.82.3-68
Financial and Insurance Services7832.65.07632.65.1+20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7342.41.76822.31.8+52
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9859.88.72,8529.88.7+134
Administrative and Support Services1,2464.13.41,4625.03.6-216
Public Administration and Safety1,2664.15.81,2564.35.9+10
Education and Training3,26010.79.13,03610.49.0+224
Health Care and Social Assistance4,01813.213.34,08014.013.1-62
Arts and Recreation Services8222.71.68062.81.7+16
Other Services1,5965.23.71,5025.13.8+94

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, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% 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, 2016/17 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2016/17 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: -5 Mining, Waverley Council area: -9 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: +54 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +7 Construction, Waverley Council area: +150 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: -51 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: +578 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: +163 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +206 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: -68 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: +52 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +134 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: -216 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +10 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: +224 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: -62 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: +16 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +94
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, New South Wales employed 10.0% in Retail Trade; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.5% 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 (18.1% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Waverley Council area increased by 1,296 between 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016/17 and 2017/18 in Waverley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+578 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+224 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-216 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+206 local workers)

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