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Employment

In Fairfield City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 11,581 local jobs in 2017/18.

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

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Employment (Total) by Industry

Fairfield City2017/182012/13Change
Industry 
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 359 0.5 2.2 302 0.5 2.2 +57
Mining 43 0.1 1.1 99 0.2 1.2 -56
Manufacturing 11,581 15.3 6.5 12,089 19.2 8.0 -508
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 441 0.6 0.9 435 0.7 1.1 +5
Construction 9,361 12.4 9.3 5,741 9.1 8.2 +3,620
Wholesale Trade 5,316 7.0 3.2 4,864 7.7 4.2 +452
Retail Trade 7,757 10.3 10.0 6,957 11.0 10.1 +800
Accommodation and Food Services 5,711 7.5 7.5 4,856 7.7 7.1 +855
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 6,636 8.8 4.8 4,359 6.9 5.2 +2,276
Information Media and Telecommunications 417 0.6 2.2 378 0.6 2.6 +39
Financial and Insurance Services 926 1.2 5.0 855 1.4 5.1 +71
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 1,085 1.4 1.7 841 1.3 1.8 +244
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2,334 3.1 8.7 1,718 2.7 8.3 +616
Administrative and Support Services 2,584 3.4 3.4 2,043 3.2 3.5 +541
Public Administration and Safety 2,848 3.8 5.8 2,463 3.9 6.0 +384
Education and Training 7,095 9.4 9.1 5,660 9.0 8.2 +1,435
Health Care and Social Assistance 7,156 9.5 13.3 5,942 9.4 11.7 +1,214
Arts and Recreation Services 603 0.8 1.6 569 0.9 1.7 +34
Other Services 3,415 4.5 3.7 2,945 4.7 3.9 +470

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

 

Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18More Fairfield City residents work in

Dominant Groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Fairfield City in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (11,581 people or 15.3%)
  • Construction (9,361 people or 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,757 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 28,698 people in total or 37.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.5% in Manufacturing; 9.3% in Construction; and 10.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.3% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.8% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.5% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging Groups

The number of local workers in Fairfield City increased by 12,551 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Fairfield City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+3,620 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+2,276 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,435 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,214 local workers)

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.