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Semaphore Park Ward

Industry sector of employment

More Semaphore Park Ward residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Semaphore Park 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
Semaphore Park Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing140.30.4420.80.5-28
Mining250.50.7380.70.4-13
Manufacturing58910.910.873413.213.4-145
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services691.31.4681.21.2+1
Construction4348.07.63536.36.8+81
Wholesale trade2855.34.32684.84.4+17
Retail Trade62011.511.270412.712.0-84
Accommodation and Food Services3145.86.33366.05.9-22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2705.04.92925.25.0-22
Information Media and Telecommunications450.81.7901.61.8-45
Financial and Insurance Services2184.03.72464.43.8-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services761.41.5891.61.5-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3586.66.22845.15.6+74
Administrative and Support Services1783.33.61673.03.6+11
Public Administration and Safety3636.77.63706.77.0-7
Education and Training4738.77.54788.67.4-5
Health Care and Social Assistance64111.912.961511.111.9+26
Arts and Recreation Services1051.91.7851.51.5+20
Other Services2274.24.22013.64.4+26
Inadequately described or not stated1051.92.01011.82.0+4

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.3% Mining, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.5% Manufacturing, Semaphore Park Ward: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.3% Construction, Semaphore Park Ward: 8.0% Wholesale trade, Semaphore Park Ward: 5.3% Retail Trade, Semaphore Park Ward: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Semaphore Park Ward: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Semaphore Park Ward: 6.7% Education and Training, Semaphore Park Ward: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Semaphore Park Ward: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.9% Other Services, Semaphore Park Ward: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.9%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -28 Mining, Semaphore Park Ward: -13 Manufacturing, Semaphore Park Ward: -145 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Semaphore Park Ward: +1 Construction, Semaphore Park Ward: +81 Wholesale trade, Semaphore Park Ward: +17 Retail Trade, Semaphore Park Ward: -84 Accommodation and Food Services, Semaphore Park Ward: -22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Semaphore Park Ward: -22 Information Media and Telecommunications, Semaphore Park Ward: -45 Financial and Insurance Services, Semaphore Park Ward: -28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Semaphore Park Ward: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Semaphore Park Ward: +74 Administrative and Support Services, Semaphore Park Ward: +11 Public Administration and Safety, Semaphore Park Ward: -7 Education and Training, Semaphore Park Ward: -5 Health Care and Social Assistance, Semaphore Park Ward: +26 Arts and Recreation Services, Semaphore Park Ward: +20 Other Services, Semaphore Park Ward: +26 Inadequately described or not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: +4
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (641 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (620 people or 11.5%)
  • Manufacturing (589 people or 10.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,850 people in total or 34.2% of the total employed resident population.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (8.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (11.9% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Semaphore Park Ward decreased by 149 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-145 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-84 persons)
  • Construction (+81 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+74 persons)