Wollondilly Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Wollondilly Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 2,498 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Wollondilly Shire. 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 Wollondilly Shire 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 Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9186.22.17665.92.3+152
Mining2,19314.91.01,86814.31.0+325
Manufacturing1,0026.86.61,0778.36.7-76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2932.01.02552.01.1+38
Construction2,49817.09.01,93014.88.7+568
Wholesale Trade2561.73.42161.73.5+40
Retail Trade8565.89.59997.79.9-142
Accommodation and Food Services7214.96.57535.87.2-32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6604.55.06475.05.0+13
Information Media and Telecommunications440.32.2570.42.4-13
Financial and Insurance Services810.55.1820.65.1-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1290.91.71461.11.8-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5773.910.15604.38.7+17
Administrative and Support Services3922.73.34433.43.6-51
Public Administration and Safety4603.16.14453.45.9+15
Education and Training1,71611.78.71,1929.18.7+524
Health Care and Social Assistance9936.713.28856.812.9+107
Arts and Recreation Services3042.11.72151.71.7+89
Other Services6274.33.75003.83.8+127
Total industries14,719100.0100.013,037100.0100.0+1,681

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 Wollondilly Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,498 people or 17.0%)
  • Mining (2,193 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and Training (1,716 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,407 people in total or 43.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.0% in Construction; 1.0% in Mining and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (14.9% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (17.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Wollondilly Shire increased by increased by 1,681 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+568 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+524 local workers)
  • Mining (+325 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+152 local workers)

Wollondilly Shire Council

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