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Bankstown City
Industry sector of employment

More Bankstown City residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Bankstown City’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Bankstown City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing820.10.4840.10.4-2
Mining570.10.2410.10.2+16
Manufacturing7,97511.48.58,85613.59.7-881
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6170.90.95690.90.8+48
Construction5,8698.47.15,4098.37.1+460
Wholesale trade3,8505.55.33,8565.95.6-6
Retail Trade7,71611.09.87,59211.610.5+124
Accommodation and Food Services4,2106.06.23,6225.56.0+588
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,7668.35.35,2288.05.4+538
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4292.03.01,4922.33.0-63
Financial and Insurance Services3,5965.16.63,4195.26.4+177
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9391.31.88931.41.9+46
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,9855.79.63,4415.38.9+544
Administrative and Support Services2,2553.23.52,0113.13.4+244
Public Administration and Safety3,7705.45.63,4305.25.6+340
Education and Training4,5816.67.63,8595.97.2+722
Health Care and Social Assistance6,7599.710.95,5238.410.0+1,236
Arts and Recreation Services8901.31.67691.21.4+121
Other Services3,1644.53.72,9114.53.7+253
Inadequately described or not stated2,3603.42.62,4113.72.8-51

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

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Construction, Greater Sydney: 7.1% Wholesale trade, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 9.6% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bankstown City: 0.1% Mining, Bankstown City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Bankstown City: 11.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bankstown City: 0.9% Construction, Bankstown City: 8.4% Wholesale trade, Bankstown City: 5.5% Retail Trade, Bankstown City: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Bankstown City: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bankstown City: 8.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bankstown City: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Bankstown City: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bankstown City: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bankstown City: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, Bankstown City: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Bankstown City: 5.4% Education and Training, Bankstown City: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bankstown City: 9.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Bankstown City: 1.3% Other Services, Bankstown City: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Bankstown City: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bankstown City: -2 Mining, Bankstown City: +16 Manufacturing, Bankstown City: -881 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bankstown City: +48 Construction, Bankstown City: +460 Wholesale trade, Bankstown City: -6 Retail Trade, Bankstown City: +124 Accommodation and Food Services, Bankstown City: +588 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bankstown City: +538 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bankstown City: -63 Financial and Insurance Services, Bankstown City: +177 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bankstown City: +46 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bankstown City: +544 Administrative and Support Services, Bankstown City: +244 Public Administration and Safety, Bankstown City: +340 Education and Training, Bankstown City: +722 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bankstown City: +1,236 Arts and Recreation Services, Bankstown City: +121 Other Services, Bankstown City: +253 Inadequately described or not stated, Bankstown City: -51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Bankstown City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (7,975 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,716 people or 11.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,759 people or 9.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 22,450 people in total or 32.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 9.8% in Retail Trade; and 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (8.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.1% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bankstown City increased by 4,454 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Bankstown City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,236 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-881 persons)
  • Education and Training (+722 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+588 persons)