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Industry sector of employment

More City of Canterbury Bankstown residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2510.20.41430.10.4+108
Mining1050.10.2940.10.2+11
Manufacturing9,1896.65.812,78410.38.5-3,595
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8530.60.89540.80.9-101
Construction13,1149.58.29,9998.07.1+3,115
Retail Trade14,41610.49.313,67411.09.8+742
Wholesale trade4,7513.43.66,6455.35.3-1,894
Accommodation and Food Services10,0537.36.78,8917.16.2+1,162
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,5907.75.010,1288.15.3+462
Information Media and Telecommunications2,7292.02.82,6832.23.0+46
Financial and Insurance Services6,9175.06.46,4345.26.6+483
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0951.51.91,7581.41.8+337
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,7596.39.87,3905.99.6+1,369
Administrative and Support Services5,4563.93.64,5143.63.5+942
Public Administration and Safety6,9745.05.56,5435.35.6+431
Education and Training10,0287.38.07,9906.47.6+2,038
Health Care and Social Assistance14,97610.811.612,39410.010.9+2,582
Arts and Recreation Services1,9001.41.71,6081.31.6+292
Other Services6,0054.33.65,5504.53.7+455
Inadequately described or not stated9,0386.55.14,3533.52.6+4,685

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Construction, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.3% Wholesale trade, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.2% Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.6% Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.5% Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.4% Wholesale trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.0% Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.4% Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +108 Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +11 Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -3,595 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -101 Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,115 Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +742 Wholesale trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -1,894 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,162 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +462 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +46 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +483 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +337 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,369 Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +942 Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +431 Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,038 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,582 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +292 Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +455
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,976 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (14,416 people or 10.4%)
  • Construction (13,114 people or 9.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 42,506 people in total or 30.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade; and 8.2% in Construction.

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 (7.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (9.5% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 13,670 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in City of Canterbury Bankstown were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-3,595 persons)
  • Construction (+3,115 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,582 persons)
  • Education and Training (+2,038 persons)

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