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West Croydon and District

Industry sector of employment

More West Croydon and District residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

West Croydon and District’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
West Croydon and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80.20.4180.50.5-10
Mining140.30.7130.30.4+1
Manufacturing52512.010.855314.213.4-28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services511.21.4300.81.2+21
Construction3227.47.62506.46.8+72
Wholesale trade1723.94.31283.34.4+44
Retail Trade4209.611.242210.812.0-2
Accommodation and Food Services2676.16.32416.25.9+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2134.94.91985.15.0+15
Information Media and Telecommunications922.11.7902.31.8+2
Financial and Insurance Services1212.83.71343.43.8-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services310.71.5481.21.5-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2896.66.22135.55.6+76
Administrative and Support Services1423.23.61543.93.6-12
Public Administration and Safety4069.37.63138.07.0+93
Education and Training3808.77.53228.37.4+58
Health Care and Social Assistance56312.912.946912.011.9+94
Arts and Recreation Services561.31.7431.11.5+13
Other Services1974.54.21564.04.4+41
Inadequately described or not stated1072.52.01042.72.0+3

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, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Mining, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Charles Sturt: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Construction, City of Charles Sturt: 7.6% Wholesale trade, City of Charles Sturt: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Charles Sturt: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Charles Sturt: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Charles Sturt: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Charles Sturt: 7.6% Education and Training, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Charles Sturt: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Other Services, City of Charles Sturt: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Croydon and District: 0.2% Mining, West Croydon and District: 0.3% Manufacturing, West Croydon and District: 12.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Croydon and District: 1.2% Construction, West Croydon and District: 7.4% Wholesale trade, West Croydon and District: 3.9% Retail Trade, West Croydon and District: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, West Croydon and District: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Croydon and District: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Croydon and District: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, West Croydon and District: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Croydon and District: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Croydon and District: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, West Croydon and District: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, West Croydon and District: 9.3% Education and Training, West Croydon and District: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Croydon and District: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, West Croydon and District: 1.3% Other Services, West Croydon and District: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, West Croydon and District: 2.5%
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, West Croydon and District: -10 Mining, West Croydon and District: +1 Manufacturing, West Croydon and District: -28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Croydon and District: +21 Construction, West Croydon and District: +72 Wholesale trade, West Croydon and District: +44 Retail Trade, West Croydon and District: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, West Croydon and District: +26 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Croydon and District: +15 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Croydon and District: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, West Croydon and District: -13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Croydon and District: -17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Croydon and District: +76 Administrative and Support Services, West Croydon and District: -12 Public Administration and Safety, West Croydon and District: +93 Education and Training, West Croydon and District: +58 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Croydon and District: +94 Arts and Recreation Services, West Croydon and District: +13 Other Services, West Croydon and District: +41 Inadequately described or not stated, West Croydon and District: +3
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (563 people or 12.9%)
  • Manufacturing (525 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (420 people or 9.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,508 people in total or 34.5% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Charles Sturt employed 12.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Manufacturing; and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (9.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (12.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (8.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (9.6% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Croydon and District increased by 477 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in West Croydon and District were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+94 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+93 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+76 persons)
  • Construction (+72 persons)