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Greater Western Sydney Region

Industry sector of employment

More Greater Western Sydney Region residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The Greater Western Sydney Region’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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,6610.50.45,1330.60.4-472
Mining1,5200.20.21,5060.20.2+14
Manufacturing100,90311.88.5105,73713.49.7-4,834
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9,0481.10.97,6821.00.8+1,366
Construction69,9898.27.164,9338.27.1+5,056
Wholesale trade49,3355.75.347,3116.05.6+2,024
Retail Trade91,63610.79.888,56811.210.5+3,068
Accommodation and Food Services48,5175.76.243,1915.56.0+5,326
Transport, Postal and Warehousing55,8706.55.351,0716.55.4+4,799
Information Media and Telecommunications17,3452.03.016,0052.03.0+1,340
Financial and Insurance Services44,3465.26.639,4815.06.4+4,865
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services11,9751.41.812,1791.51.9-205
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services51,8706.09.644,9095.78.9+6,961
Administrative and Support Services27,7823.23.524,7883.13.4+2,994
Public Administration and Safety51,9626.15.646,8025.95.6+5,159
Education and Training59,5426.97.651,9196.67.2+7,622
Health Care and Social Assistance91,56810.710.974,6849.410.0+16,884
Arts and Recreation Services10,5531.21.68,8841.11.4+1,669
Other Services33,9834.03.731,9584.03.7+2,025
Inadequately described or not stated25,9933.02.624,6453.12.8+1,347

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, Greater Western Sydney Region: 0.5% Mining, Greater Western Sydney Region: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Western Sydney Region: 11.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.1% Construction, Greater Western Sydney Region: 8.2% Wholesale trade, Greater Western Sydney Region: 5.7% Retail Trade, Greater Western Sydney Region: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.1% Education and Training, Greater Western Sydney Region: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Western Sydney Region: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1.2% Other Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Western Sydney Region: 3.0%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: -472 Mining, Greater Western Sydney Region: +14 Manufacturing, Greater Western Sydney Region: -4,834 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,366 Construction, Greater Western Sydney Region: +5,056 Wholesale trade, Greater Western Sydney Region: +2,024 Retail Trade, Greater Western Sydney Region: +3,068 Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +5,326 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,799 Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,340 Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,865 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: -205 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +6,961 Administrative and Support Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +2,994 Public Administration and Safety, Greater Western Sydney Region: +5,159 Education and Training, Greater Western Sydney Region: +7,622 Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Western Sydney Region: +16,884 Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,669 Other Services, Greater Western Sydney Region: +2,025 Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Western Sydney Region: +1,347
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 Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (100,903 people or 11.8%)
  • Retail Trade (91,636 people or 10.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (91,568 people or 10.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 284,107 people in total or 33.1% of the total employed resident population.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Greater Western Sydney Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (6.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.0% 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 Greater Western Sydney Region increased by 67,008 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the Greater Western Sydney Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+16,884 persons)
  • Education and Training (+7,622 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+6,961 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+5,326 persons)

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