Willoughby City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Willoughby City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,384 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing620.12.1820.12.3-20
Mining1590.20.92670.41.1-108
Manufacturing2,7383.76.83,2224.87.6-484
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4670.61.04900.71.1-23
Construction5,6267.69.47,20710.78.4-1,581
Wholesale Trade3,2644.43.63,6075.34.0-343
Retail Trade10,00013.510.36,98510.310.1+3,015
Accommodation and Food Services3,2384.47.02,9084.37.1+330
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0452.85.01,6742.55.1+371
Information Media and Telecommunications6,3128.52.35,9518.82.4+361
Financial and Insurance Services3,1404.25.12,9124.35.1+228
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3791.91.61,5552.31.8-176
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,50012.89.18,44912.58.3+1,051
Administrative and Support Services1,9952.73.32,1703.23.5-175
Public Administration and Safety2,7413.76.02,2893.45.9+452
Education and Training3,8385.28.53,1964.78.5+642
Health Care and Social Assistance13,38418.112.411,13016.512.1+2,254
Arts and Recreation Services9221.21.67631.11.7+159
Other Services3,2394.43.92,7224.03.9+517
Total industries74,049100.0100.067,578100.0100.0+6,471

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Willoughby City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,384 people or 18.1%)
  • Retail Trade (10,000 people or 13.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9,500 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 32,884 people in total or 44.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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 (8.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (5.2% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Willoughby City increased by increased by 6,471 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+3,015 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,254 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,051 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+642 local workers)

Willoughby City Council

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