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Wollondilly Shire

Industry sector of employment

More Wollondilly Shire residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Wollondilly Shire’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
Wollondilly Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5132.40.45272.70.4-14
Mining4602.20.24112.10.2+49
Manufacturing2,66312.58.52,69213.99.7-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3551.70.92801.40.8+75
Construction2,55212.07.12,16711.27.1+385
Wholesale trade9084.35.38544.45.6+54
Retail Trade2,0979.89.82,04910.610.5+48
Accommodation and Food Services9914.76.28774.56.0+114
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3776.55.31,2946.75.4+83
Information Media and Telecommunications1760.83.01971.03.0-21
Financial and Insurance Services5022.46.64662.46.4+36
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3611.71.83211.71.9+40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9974.79.69084.78.9+89
Administrative and Support Services5262.53.54372.33.4+89
Public Administration and Safety1,2095.75.61,0555.45.6+154
Education and Training1,7578.37.61,5808.17.2+177
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1149.910.91,7509.010.0+364
Arts and Recreation Services2981.41.62421.21.4+56
Other Services9464.43.78734.53.7+73
Inadequately described or not stated4902.32.64372.32.8+53

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, Wollondilly Shire: 2.4% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: 2.2% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: 12.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.7% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: 12.0% Wholesale trade, Wollondilly Shire: 4.3% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.4% Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 2.3%
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, Wollondilly Shire: -14 Mining, Wollondilly Shire: +49 Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: -29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: +75 Construction, Wollondilly Shire: +385 Wholesale trade, Wollondilly Shire: +54 Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: +48 Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: +114 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: +83 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: -21 Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: +36 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: +40 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: +89 Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: +89 Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: +154 Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: +177 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: +364 Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: +56 Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: +73 Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire: +53
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,663 people or 12.5%)
  • Construction (2,552 people or 12.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,114 people or 9.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 7,329 people in total or 34.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 7.1% in Construction; and 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (12.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (12.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,875 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Construction (+385 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+364 persons)
  • Education and Training (+177 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+154 persons)

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