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East Ward

Industry sector of employment

More East Ward residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

East Ward’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
East Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50.00.1300.20.1-25
Mining00.00.140.00.1-4
Manufacturing2,02711.111.42,16613.013.5-139
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services850.50.9790.50.9+6
Construction1,5568.58.41,4478.78.3+109
Wholesale trade1,0035.55.58675.25.9+137
Retail Trade2,29412.511.02,21713.311.6+77
Accommodation and Food Services1,2176.66.01,0306.25.5+187
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5558.58.31,2967.88.0+259
Information Media and Telecommunications3121.72.03862.32.3-74
Financial and Insurance Services9655.35.18465.15.2+119
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1680.91.32111.31.4-43
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9585.25.78014.85.3+156
Administrative and Support Services7093.93.25763.53.1+133
Public Administration and Safety8314.55.47504.55.2+81
Education and Training9465.26.67514.55.9+195
Health Care and Social Assistance1,7749.79.71,3498.18.4+425
Arts and Recreation Services1360.71.31601.01.2-24
Other Services8654.74.58335.04.5+33
Inadequately described or not stated9235.03.48255.03.7+98

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, 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, East Ward: 0.0% Mining, East Ward: 0.0% Manufacturing, East Ward: 11.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, East Ward: 0.5% Construction, East Ward: 8.5% Wholesale trade, East Ward: 5.5% Retail Trade, East Ward: 12.5% Accommodation and Food Services, East Ward: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, East Ward: 8.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, East Ward: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, East Ward: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, East Ward: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, East Ward: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, East Ward: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, East Ward: 4.5% Education and Training, East Ward: 5.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, East Ward: 9.7% Arts and Recreation Services, East Ward: 0.7% Other Services, East Ward: 4.7% Inadequately described or not stated, East Ward: 5.0%
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, East Ward: -25 Mining, East Ward: -4 Manufacturing, East Ward: -139 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, East Ward: +6 Construction, East Ward: +109 Wholesale trade, East Ward: +137 Retail Trade, East Ward: +77 Accommodation and Food Services, East Ward: +187 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, East Ward: +259 Information Media and Telecommunications, East Ward: -74 Financial and Insurance Services, East Ward: +119 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, East Ward: -43 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, East Ward: +156 Administrative and Support Services, East Ward: +133 Public Administration and Safety, East Ward: +81 Education and Training, East Ward: +195 Health Care and Social Assistance, East Ward: +425 Arts and Recreation Services, East Ward: -24 Other Services, East Ward: +33 Inadequately described or not stated, East Ward: +98
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 East Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (2,294 people or 12.5%)
  • Manufacturing (2,027 people or 11.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,774 people or 9.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 6,095 people in total or 33.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Bankstown City employed 11.0% in Retail Trade; 11.4% in Manufacturing; and 9.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of East Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (5.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in East Ward increased by 1,706 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+425 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+259 persons)
  • Education and Training (+195 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+187 persons)