Key Employment Sectors
Campbelltown City Council wants to foster innovation clusters in education, healthcare and other industries, and encourage the formation of high-growth ventures that commercialise discoveries in the region. This includes using undeveloped land to create innovation hubs that put Campbelltown at the forefront of the new economy.
Campbelltown features a mixed workforce, made up of both white and blue collar personnel across a diverse range of areas. With a Gross Regional Product estimated at $6.68 billion as at 30 June 2018, Campbelltown has employment opportunities across a wide range of sectors which are drivers for future economic growth.
The manufacturing industry sector continues to be the largest employer in the area. Large scale manufacturing hubs are well-established in the suburbs of Minto and Ingleburn, making Campbelltown City one of the major manufacturing centres of metropolitan Sydney.
The rise of advanced manufacturing has allowed the sector to sustain itself through the global financial crisis. High-tech manufacturers are reinvigorating older parts of the City that have struggled with the slowdown of traditional manufacturing, and are moving towards a greater degree of specialisation and niche manufacturing.
Health and community services
Western Sydney University has designated its Campbelltown campus as the Integrated Health Hub of the Western Sydney Innovation Corridor. The campus is home to the School of Medicine and specialises in a broad range of medical, nursing and health sciences.
Other health related industry sectors in the Campbelltown Local Government Area (LGA) include health care and social assistance, education and training. The health and allied services areas in particular are on the increase, due to the co-location of Western Sydney University, and Campbelltown Public and Private Hospitals within the Campbelltown City Centre.
Further employment is anticipated to be generated in the health and education field, based on the city&'s significant health and education assets and a growing regional population.
Lend Lease's Macarthur Square regional shopping centre recently underwent a $240 million extension, which has made it the fifth largest shopping centre in NSW. The 16,000 square metre expansion includes 45 additional speciality stores, a fresh food market hall and dining terrace, and 550 additional car spaces, significantly boosting the retail, fresh food and entertainment offering in Campbelltown.
Along with Macarthur Square, Campbelltown Mall is another large retail shopping centre located in Campbelltown. Campbelltown Mall has recently undertaken renovation and provides a broad ranging retail mix with direct access from Campbelltown's main street.
Retailing is a significant employer for Campbelltown and Council is working closely with businesses and investors to ensure sustainable future growth, as well as increased facilities, services and employment opportunities for local residents.
In 2020/2021 the biggest industries in Campbelltown by Gross Value Added were:
- Manufacturing - $1.16B
- Construction - $949M
- Healthcare and Social Assistance - $776M
[Source: Economy ID]