Willoughby City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Willoughby City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,222 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Willoughby City. 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 Willoughby City 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 Willoughby City'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
Willoughby City2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing590.12.1730.12.3-14
Mining2210.30.92260.31.0-5
Manufacturing2,7263.86.72,9734.37.2-246
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5180.71.14990.71.1+18
Construction6,8839.59.66,7479.88.7+136
Wholesale Trade3,2024.43.53,5485.23.7-346
Retail Trade7,88610.99.77,22610.510.0+660
Accommodation and Food Services3,0924.36.93,0624.57.2+31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7872.55.21,7272.55.1+61
Information Media and Telecommunications6,3698.82.26,1599.02.4+210
Financial and Insurance Services3,2904.55.23,0274.45.1+263
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3781.91.71,5982.31.8-219
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,94813.79.78,57512.58.4+1,373
Administrative and Support Services2,0912.93.32,1603.13.5-68
Public Administration and Safety2,9464.16.02,4563.65.9+490
Education and Training3,4114.77.93,4245.08.6-13
Health Care and Social Assistance13,22218.213.011,73317.112.4+1,489
Arts and Recreation Services6890.91.67311.11.6-42
Other Services2,8944.03.62,8224.13.9+71
Total industries72,612100.0100.068,764100.0100.0+3,848

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Willoughby City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,222 people or 18.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9,948 people or 13.7%)
  • Retail Trade (7,886 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,056 people in total or 42.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Information Media and Telecommunications (8.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (4.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Willoughby City increased by increased by 3,848 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,489 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,373 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+660 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+490 local workers)

Willoughby City Council

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