Woollahra Municipal Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Woollahra Municipal Council area, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 3,210 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Woollahra Municipal 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 Woollahra Municipal 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 Woollahra Municipal 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.

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
Woollahra Municipal Council area2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing670.31.9630.32.1+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170.11.1170.11.0-1
Wholesale Trade2221.03.03111.33.4-88
Retail Trade2,55111.29.42,53810.69.7+13
Accommodation and Food Services2,1059.36.52,3339.76.7-228
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1790.85.22140.95.3-35
Information Media and Telecommunications3851.72.14722.02.5-87
Financial and Insurance Services1,0324.55.48213.44.9+211
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1775.21.71,4616.11.8-284
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,61911.510.02,67611.19.5-57
Administrative and Support Services6983.13.17263.03.2-28
Public Administration and Safety1,3616.06.01,1925.05.5+169
Education and Training3,21014.18.33,21213.48.4-2
Health Care and Social Assistance3,16814.014.83,09412.913.1+74
Arts and Recreation Services6402.81.69053.81.8-265
Other Services1,0854.83.51,2795.33.7-194
Total industries22,697100.0100.024,009100.0100.0-1,312

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 Woollahra Municipal Council area in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (3,210 people or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,168 people or 14.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,619 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 8,997 people in total or 39.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.3% in Education and Training; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (5.2% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Woollahra Municipal Council area decreased by -1,312 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+211 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+169 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+74 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+13 local workers)

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