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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Industry sector of employment

More National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)’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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing10,9950.80.413,1991.10.4-2,204
Mining19,3461.40.210,6840.90.2+8,662
Manufacturing175,90812.98.5180,69915.19.7-4,791
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services15,6521.10.911,5591.00.8+4,093
Construction136,24310.07.1114,1229.67.1+22,121
Wholesale trade69,3185.15.364,8285.45.6+4,490
Retail Trade153,09011.29.8143,56612.010.5+9,524
Accommodation and Food Services72,2095.36.261,4115.16.0+10,798
Transport, Postal and Warehousing93,8646.95.380,8626.85.4+13,002
Information Media and Telecommunications18,5781.43.017,6281.53.0+950
Financial and Insurance Services48,0053.56.640,9603.46.4+7,045
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services19,1601.41.818,3911.51.9+769
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services66,7974.99.651,9584.48.9+14,839
Administrative and Support Services45,6973.43.539,4293.33.4+6,268
Public Administration and Safety81,3576.05.668,9785.85.6+12,379
Education and Training86,2836.37.669,1155.87.2+17,168
Health Care and Social Assistance140,22910.310.9108,5289.110.0+31,701
Arts and Recreation Services16,9851.21.613,3641.11.4+3,621
Other Services55,1234.03.748,7274.13.7+6,396
Inadequately described or not stated36,5152.72.635,3393.02.8+1,176

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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.8% Mining, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Manufacturing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 12.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.1% Construction, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.0% Wholesale trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.1% Retail Trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.0% Education and Training, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.2% Other Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.7%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -2,204 Mining, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +8,662 Manufacturing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -4,791 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,093 Construction, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +22,121 Wholesale trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,490 Retail Trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +9,524 Accommodation and Food Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +10,798 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +13,002 Information Media and Telecommunications, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +950 Financial and Insurance Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +7,045 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +769 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +14,839 Administrative and Support Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,268 Public Administration and Safety, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +12,379 Education and Training, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +17,168 Health Care and Social Assistance, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +31,701 Arts and Recreation Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,621 Other Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,396 Inadequately described or not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,176
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (175,908 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (153,090 people or 11.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (140,229 people or 10.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 469,227 people in total or 34.5% 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (12.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.5% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 168,005 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+31,701 persons)
  • Construction (+22,121 persons)
  • Education and Training (+17,168 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+14,839 persons)

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