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Macarthur Region

Industry sector of employment

More Macarthur Region residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9820.90.41,0321.00.4-50
Mining7210.60.26140.60.2+107
Manufacturing14,90913.08.515,40614.39.7-497
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4621.30.91,1911.10.8+271
Construction9,9288.67.19,0218.47.1+907
Wholesale trade5,7755.05.35,4775.15.6+298
Retail Trade12,26110.79.812,39711.510.5-136
Accommodation and Food Services6,2245.46.25,5955.26.0+629
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,9377.85.38,4317.85.4+506
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6161.43.01,6351.53.0-19
Financial and Insurance Services4,4963.96.64,3024.06.4+194
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7811.51.81,8191.71.9-38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3454.69.64,9844.68.9+361
Administrative and Support Services3,6253.13.53,1352.93.4+490
Public Administration and Safety7,3036.35.66,5376.15.6+766
Education and Training8,8327.77.67,8337.37.2+999
Health Care and Social Assistance11,95410.410.99,6699.010.0+2,285
Arts and Recreation Services1,4531.31.61,2351.11.4+218
Other Services4,5594.03.74,2994.03.7+260
Inadequately described or not stated2,9382.62.62,8112.62.8+127

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, Macarthur Region: 0.9% Mining, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 13.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Construction, Macarthur Region: 8.6% Wholesale trade, Macarthur Region: 5.0% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 7.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 6.3% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Macarthur Region: 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, Macarthur Region: -50 Mining, Macarthur Region: +107 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: -497 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +271 Construction, Macarthur Region: +907 Wholesale trade, Macarthur Region: +298 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: -136 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +629 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +506 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: -19 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +194 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: -38 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +361 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +490 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +766 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +999 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +2,285 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +218 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +260 Inadequately described or not stated, Macarthur Region: +127
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 Macarthur Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (14,909 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (12,261 people or 10.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,954 people or 10.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 39,124 people in total or 34.0% 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 Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (13.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Macarthur Region increased by 7,678 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,285 persons)
  • Education and Training (+999 persons)
  • Construction (+907 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+766 persons)

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