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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Industry sector of employment

More National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing19,3571.00.414,7650.80.4+4,592
Mining29,3701.40.223,6401.30.2+5,730
Manufacturing170,5468.45.8221,59012.38.5-51,045
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services23,6371.20.821,3721.20.9+2,265
Construction212,80110.58.2178,5729.97.1+34,228
Retail Trade217,31910.79.3202,11611.29.8+15,202
Wholesale trade72,0923.53.690,2255.05.3-18,133
Accommodation and Food Services116,3515.76.795,2735.36.2+21,077
Transport, Postal and Warehousing136,2536.75.0119,6956.65.3+16,557
Information Media and Telecommunications27,2071.32.825,1201.43.0+2,086
Financial and Insurance Services67,8983.36.462,9653.56.6+4,932
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services31,6651.61.926,6531.51.8+5,012
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services106,2195.29.894,8215.29.6+11,397
Administrative and Support Services70,2313.53.659,4413.33.5+10,789
Public Administration and Safety127,9536.35.5116,7476.55.6+11,205
Education and Training149,9467.48.0119,1886.67.6+30,758
Health Care and Social Assistance241,99511.911.6192,31010.610.9+49,685
Arts and Recreation Services26,8801.31.722,1601.21.6+4,720
Other Services82,0584.03.673,1604.13.7+8,898
Inadequately described or not stated105,7935.25.146,5672.62.6+59,226

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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.0% Mining, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Manufacturing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.2% Construction, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.5% Retail Trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.7% Wholesale trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.3% Education and Training, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.3% Other Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.0%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,592 Mining, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,730 Manufacturing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -51,045 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,265 Construction, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +34,228 Retail Trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +15,202 Wholesale trade, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -18,133 Accommodation and Food Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +21,077 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +16,557 Information Media and Telecommunications, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,086 Financial and Insurance Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,932 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,012 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +11,397 Administrative and Support Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +10,789 Public Administration and Safety, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +11,205 Education and Training, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +30,758 Health Care and Social Assistance, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +49,685 Arts and Recreation Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,720 Other Services, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +8,898
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (241,995 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (217,319 people or 10.7%)
  • Construction (212,801 people or 10.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 672,115 people in total or 33.0% of the total employed resident population.

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

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 (8.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.5% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.3% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 229,182 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-51,045 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+49,685 persons)
  • Construction (+34,228 persons)
  • Education and Training (+30,758 persons)

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