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Georges River Council area

Industry sector of employment

More Georges River Council area residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The Georges River Council area’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
Georges River Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing680.10.4640.10.4+4
Mining550.10.2350.10.2+20
Manufacturing4,8387.68.55,2909.19.7-452
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5390.80.95430.90.8-4
Construction3,9496.27.13,7106.47.1+239
Wholesale trade3,4465.45.33,3225.75.6+124
Retail Trade6,36510.09.86,04410.410.5+321
Accommodation and Food Services4,8467.66.24,1027.06.0+744
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,6357.35.34,1857.25.4+450
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5502.43.01,4662.53.0+84
Financial and Insurance Services4,5817.26.64,2277.26.4+354
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1841.91.81,1091.91.9+75
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,6658.99.64,8908.48.9+775
Administrative and Support Services2,3333.73.51,9573.43.4+376
Public Administration and Safety3,3285.25.63,0645.35.6+264
Education and Training4,5057.17.64,1237.17.2+382
Health Care and Social Assistance6,91510.910.95,7529.910.0+1,163
Arts and Recreation Services8701.41.67071.21.4+163
Other Services2,1903.43.72,0943.63.7+96
Inadequately described or not stated1,6442.62.61,6602.82.8-16

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, Georges River Council area: 0.1% Mining, Georges River Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Georges River Council area: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Georges River Council area: 0.8% Construction, Georges River Council area: 6.2% Wholesale trade, Georges River Council area: 5.4% Retail Trade, Georges River Council area: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Georges River Council area: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Georges River Council area: 7.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Georges River Council area: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Georges River Council area: 7.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Georges River Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Georges River Council area: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Georges River Council area: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Georges River Council area: 5.2% Education and Training, Georges River Council area: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Georges River Council area: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Georges River Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Georges River Council area: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Georges River Council area: 2.6%
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, Georges River Council area: +4 Mining, Georges River Council area: +20 Manufacturing, Georges River Council area: -452 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Georges River Council area: -4 Construction, Georges River Council area: +239 Wholesale trade, Georges River Council area: +124 Retail Trade, Georges River Council area: +321 Accommodation and Food Services, Georges River Council area: +744 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Georges River Council area: +450 Information Media and Telecommunications, Georges River Council area: +84 Financial and Insurance Services, Georges River Council area: +354 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Georges River Council area: +75 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Georges River Council area: +775 Administrative and Support Services, Georges River Council area: +376 Public Administration and Safety, Georges River Council area: +264 Education and Training, Georges River Council area: +382 Health Care and Social Assistance, Georges River Council area: +1,163 Arts and Recreation Services, Georges River Council area: +163 Other Services, Georges River Council area: +96 Inadequately described or not stated, Georges River Council area: -16
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 Georges River Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,915 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (6,365 people or 10.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5,665 people or 8.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 18,945 people in total or 29.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.8% in Retail Trade; and 9.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.6% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Georges River Council area increased by 5,161 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the Georges River Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,163 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+775 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+744 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-452 persons)

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