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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Industry sector of employment

More City of Canterbury Bankstown residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

City of Canterbury Bankstown’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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1430.10.41900.20.4-47
Mining940.10.2740.10.2+20
Manufacturing12,78410.38.514,14812.29.7-1,364
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9540.80.98420.70.8+112
Construction9,9998.07.19,4968.27.1+503
Wholesale trade6,6455.35.36,6415.75.6+4
Retail Trade13,67411.09.813,31011.510.5+364
Accommodation and Food Services8,8917.16.27,4916.56.0+1,400
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,1288.15.39,0857.85.4+1,043
Information Media and Telecommunications2,6832.23.02,7592.43.0-76
Financial and Insurance Services6,4345.26.66,0365.26.4+398
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7581.41.81,5781.41.9+180
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,3905.99.66,4155.58.9+975
Administrative and Support Services4,5143.63.53,9153.43.4+599
Public Administration and Safety6,5435.35.66,0615.25.6+482
Education and Training7,9906.47.66,7165.87.2+1,274
Health Care and Social Assistance12,39410.010.910,1108.710.0+2,284
Arts and Recreation Services1,6081.31.61,3881.21.4+220
Other Services5,5504.53.75,1824.53.7+368
Inadequately described or not stated4,3533.52.64,4783.92.8-125

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.8% Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.0% Wholesale trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.3% Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.3% Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.5%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -47 Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +20 Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -1,364 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +112 Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +503 Wholesale trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +4 Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +364 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,400 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,043 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -76 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +398 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +180 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +975 Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +599 Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +482 Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,274 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,284 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +220 Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +368 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -125
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (13,674 people or 11.0%)
  • Manufacturing (12,784 people or 10.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,394 people or 10.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 38,852 people in total or 31.2% of the total employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (8.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (10.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 8,614 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,284 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,400 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-1,364 persons)
  • Education and Training (+1,274 persons)

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