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Macarthur Region

Industry sector of employment

More Macarthur Region residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Macarthur Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1670.90.49820.90.4+185
Mining7300.50.27210.60.2+9
Manufacturing11,5118.75.814,90913.08.5-3,398
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4941.10.81,4621.30.9+32
Construction14,27410.78.29,9288.67.1+4,346
Retail Trade13,95210.59.312,26110.79.8+1,691
Wholesale trade4,6603.53.65,7755.05.3-1,115
Accommodation and Food Services7,5645.76.76,2245.46.2+1,340
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,7737.45.08,9377.85.3+836
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6581.22.81,6161.43.0+42
Financial and Insurance Services5,1393.96.44,4963.96.6+643
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1571.61.91,7811.51.8+376
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,4274.89.85,3454.69.6+1,082
Administrative and Support Services4,3393.33.63,6253.13.5+714
Public Administration and Safety8,4976.45.57,3036.35.6+1,194
Education and Training10,7138.18.08,8327.77.6+1,881
Health Care and Social Assistance15,05011.311.611,95410.410.9+3,096
Arts and Recreation Services1,6271.21.71,4531.31.6+174
Other Services5,0703.83.64,5594.03.7+511
Inadequately described or not stated7,1275.45.12,9382.62.6+4,189

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Construction, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.3% Wholesale trade, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 0.9% Mining, Macarthur Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.1% Construction, Macarthur Region: 10.7% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 10.5% Wholesale trade, Macarthur Region: 3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 7.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 6.4% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: +185 Mining, Macarthur Region: +9 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: -3,398 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +32 Construction, Macarthur Region: +4,346 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: +1,691 Wholesale trade, Macarthur Region: -1,115 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +1,340 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +836 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +42 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +643 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +376 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +1,082 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +714 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +1,194 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +1,881 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +3,096 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +174 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +511
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,050 people or 11.3%)
  • Construction (14,274 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (13,952 people or 10.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 43,276 people in total or 32.6% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.2% in Construction; and 9.3% in Retail Trade.

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 (8.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.8% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.9% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Macarthur Region increased by 17,828 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in the Macarthur Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+4,346 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-3,398 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,096 persons)
  • Education and Training (+1,881 persons)

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