Wollondilly Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Wollondilly Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 3,422 local jobs in 2022/23.

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 Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1576.91.97025.02.1+454
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3572.11.12992.11.0+58
Wholesale Trade2971.83.02721.93.4+25
Retail Trade1,0366.29.49847.09.7+53
Accommodation and Food Services8585.16.57335.26.7+125
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7244.35.27325.25.3-8
Information Media and Telecommunications390.22.1670.52.5-28
Financial and Insurance Services1891.15.41040.74.9+85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1831.11.71481.11.8+34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6573.910.05834.29.5+75
Administrative and Support Services5453.23.14783.43.2+66
Public Administration and Safety6223.76.04533.25.5+169
Education and Training1,4608.78.31,1968.58.4+264
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4248.514.81,0017.213.1+422
Arts and Recreation Services2461.51.62401.71.8+6
Other Services6233.73.55153.73.7+108
Total industries16,804100.0100.013,995100.0100.0+2,809

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (3,422 people or 20.4%)
  • Mining (1,773 people or 10.5%)
  • Education and Training (1,460 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,656 people in total or 39.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.5% in Construction; 1.0% in Mining and 8.3% 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 Construction (20.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (10.5% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Wollondilly Shire increased by 2,809 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+1,172 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+454 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+422 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+264 local workers)

Wollondilly Shire Council

economic profile