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Industry sector of employment

More South Ward residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

South 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
South Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.00.1150.10.1-11
Mining30.00.1180.10.1-15
Manufacturing1,8969.911.42,13812.013.5-242
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2041.10.91761.00.9+28
Construction1,5698.28.41,4248.08.3+145
Wholesale trade1,0475.55.51,0145.75.9+33
Retail Trade1,7639.211.01,7459.811.6+18
Accommodation and Food Services1,1275.96.09485.35.5+179
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4857.78.31,3377.58.0+148
Information Media and Telecommunications4332.32.04192.42.3+14
Financial and Insurance Services1,1436.05.11,0656.05.2+78
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2931.51.32731.51.4+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3326.95.71,1026.25.3+230
Administrative and Support Services5462.83.25413.03.1+5
Public Administration and Safety1,2936.75.41,1766.65.2+117
Education and Training1,5538.16.61,3277.55.9+226
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8509.69.71,5318.68.4+319
Arts and Recreation Services3161.61.32951.71.2+21
Other Services8154.24.57344.14.5+81
Inadequately described or not stated5172.73.44852.73.7+32

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, South Ward: 0.0% Mining, South Ward: 0.0% Manufacturing, South Ward: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Ward: 1.1% Construction, South Ward: 8.2% Wholesale trade, South Ward: 5.5% Retail Trade, South Ward: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, South Ward: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Ward: 7.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Ward: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Ward: 6.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Ward: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Ward: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, South Ward: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, South Ward: 6.7% Education and Training, South Ward: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Ward: 9.6% Arts and Recreation Services, South Ward: 1.6% Other Services, South Ward: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, South Ward: 2.7%
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, South Ward: -11 Mining, South Ward: -15 Manufacturing, South Ward: -242 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Ward: +28 Construction, South Ward: +145 Wholesale trade, South Ward: +33 Retail Trade, South Ward: +18 Accommodation and Food Services, South Ward: +179 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Ward: +148 Information Media and Telecommunications, South Ward: +14 Financial and Insurance Services, South Ward: +78 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Ward: +20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Ward: +230 Administrative and Support Services, South Ward: +5 Public Administration and Safety, South Ward: +117 Education and Training, South Ward: +226 Health Care and Social Assistance, South Ward: +319 Arts and Recreation Services, South Ward: +21 Other Services, South Ward: +81 Inadequately described or not stated, South Ward: +32
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 South Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,896 people or 9.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,850 people or 9.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,763 people or 9.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 5,509 people in total or 28.7% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (8.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (9.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.9% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South Ward increased by 1,426 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+319 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-242 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+230 persons)
  • Education and Training (+226 persons)