Woollahra Municipal Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Woollahra Municipal Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,040 local jobs in 2020/21.

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 area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing360.12.1610.32.3-25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.01.0140.11.1-3
Wholesale Trade2290.93.43031.33.5-73
Retail Trade2,83811.79.52,51710.99.9+321
Accommodation and Food Services2,0968.66.52,37710.37.2-281
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3031.25.01990.95.0+104
Information Media and Telecommunications3281.32.24311.92.4-102
Financial and Insurance Services7893.25.17683.35.1+21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1714.81.71,4406.21.8-270
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3679.710.12,38010.38.7-12
Administrative and Support Services6422.63.38383.63.6-196
Public Administration and Safety1,0554.36.11,2805.55.9-225
Education and Training2,93812.18.73,19613.88.7-257
Health Care and Social Assistance4,04016.613.22,98112.912.9+1,059
Arts and Recreation Services8633.51.77553.31.7+108
Other Services1,5616.43.71,2965.63.8+266
Total industries24,350100.0100.023,087100.0100.0+1,262

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 Woollahra Municipal Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,040 people or 16.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,938 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,838 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,816 people in total or 40.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.2% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.6% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.1% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Woollahra Municipal Council area increased by increased by 1,262 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,059 local workers)
  • Construction (+836 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+321 local workers)
  • Other Services (+266 local workers)

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