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WSROC Region

Industry sector of employment

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

The WSROC 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
WSROC Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,3720.50.43,7030.60.4-331
Mining8010.10.28370.10.2-36
Manufacturing84,63911.78.589,04113.49.7-4,402
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7,2271.00.96,1740.90.8+1,053
Construction57,9798.07.154,2048.27.1+3,775
Wholesale trade40,9865.75.339,4095.95.6+1,578
Retail Trade77,18610.79.873,63211.110.5+3,554
Accommodation and Food Services43,7096.06.238,2785.86.0+5,431
Transport, Postal and Warehousing48,8436.75.344,1796.75.4+4,664
Information Media and Telecommunications14,9292.13.013,9022.13.0+1,027
Financial and Insurance Services37,8865.26.633,4415.06.4+4,445
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9,5201.31.89,4991.41.9+21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services42,4425.99.636,1835.58.9+6,258
Administrative and Support Services24,3873.43.521,5993.33.4+2,787
Public Administration and Safety43,9886.15.639,5016.05.6+4,487
Education and Training47,4606.67.640,9416.27.2+6,519
Health Care and Social Assistance77,38610.710.962,6709.410.0+14,716
Arts and Recreation Services8,7981.21.67,3321.11.4+1,466
Other Services28,9524.03.727,1014.13.7+1,850
Inadequately described or not stated23,2783.22.622,2223.32.8+1,056

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, WSROC Region: 0.5% Mining, WSROC Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, WSROC Region: 11.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, WSROC Region: 1.0% Construction, WSROC Region: 8.0% Wholesale trade, WSROC Region: 5.7% Retail Trade, WSROC Region: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, WSROC Region: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, WSROC Region: 6.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, WSROC Region: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, WSROC Region: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, WSROC Region: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, WSROC Region: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, WSROC Region: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, WSROC Region: 6.1% Education and Training, WSROC Region: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, WSROC Region: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, WSROC Region: 1.2% Other Services, WSROC Region: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, WSROC Region: 3.2%
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, WSROC Region: -331 Mining, WSROC Region: -36 Manufacturing, WSROC Region: -4,402 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, WSROC Region: +1,053 Construction, WSROC Region: +3,775 Wholesale trade, WSROC Region: +1,578 Retail Trade, WSROC Region: +3,554 Accommodation and Food Services, WSROC Region: +5,431 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, WSROC Region: +4,664 Information Media and Telecommunications, WSROC Region: +1,027 Financial and Insurance Services, WSROC Region: +4,445 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, WSROC Region: +21 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, WSROC Region: +6,258 Administrative and Support Services, WSROC Region: +2,787 Public Administration and Safety, WSROC Region: +4,487 Education and Training, WSROC Region: +6,519 Health Care and Social Assistance, WSROC Region: +14,716 Arts and Recreation Services, WSROC Region: +1,466 Other Services, WSROC Region: +1,850 Inadequately described or not stated, WSROC Region: +1,056
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 WSROC Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (84,639 people or 11.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (77,386 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (77,186 people or 10.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 239,211 people in total or 33.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.8% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the WSROC Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (6.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (5.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in WSROC Region increased by 59,919 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+14,716 persons)
  • Education and Training (+6,519 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+6,258 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+5,431 persons)

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