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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 Fishing3,2290.50.43,5240.60.4-295
Mining7070.10.27680.10.2-61
Manufacturing71,85512.08.574,81913.79.7-2,963
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6,2731.00.95,3301.00.8+943
Construction47,9808.07.144,6998.27.1+3,281
Wholesale trade34,3415.75.332,7166.05.6+1,625
Retail Trade63,51210.69.860,33111.010.5+3,181
Accommodation and Food Services34,8185.86.230,7535.66.0+4,065
Transport, Postal and Warehousing38,7156.55.335,0446.45.4+3,670
Information Media and Telecommunications12,2462.03.011,1192.03.0+1,127
Financial and Insurance Services31,4525.26.627,4075.06.4+4,045
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,7621.31.87,9111.41.9-149
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services35,0525.89.629,7655.48.9+5,287
Administrative and Support Services19,8733.33.517,6843.23.4+2,189
Public Administration and Safety37,4456.25.633,5546.15.6+3,891
Education and Training39,4706.67.634,2756.37.2+5,194
Health Care and Social Assistance64,99210.810.952,5259.610.0+12,467
Arts and Recreation Services7,1901.21.65,9951.11.4+1,195
Other Services23,4023.93.721,9324.03.7+1,469
Inadequately described or not stated18,9253.22.617,7763.22.8+1,149

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: 12.0% 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: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, WSROC Region: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, WSROC Region: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, WSROC Region: 2.0% 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: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, WSROC Region: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, WSROC Region: 6.2% Education and Training, WSROC Region: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, WSROC Region: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, WSROC Region: 1.2% Other Services, WSROC Region: 3.9% 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: -295 Mining, WSROC Region: -61 Manufacturing, WSROC Region: -2,963 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, WSROC Region: +943 Construction, WSROC Region: +3,281 Wholesale trade, WSROC Region: +1,625 Retail Trade, WSROC Region: +3,181 Accommodation and Food Services, WSROC Region: +4,065 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, WSROC Region: +3,670 Information Media and Telecommunications, WSROC Region: +1,127 Financial and Insurance Services, WSROC Region: +4,045 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, WSROC Region: -149 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, WSROC Region: +5,287 Administrative and Support Services, WSROC Region: +2,189 Public Administration and Safety, WSROC Region: +3,891 Education and Training, WSROC Region: +5,194 Health Care and Social Assistance, WSROC Region: +12,467 Arts and Recreation Services, WSROC Region: +1,195 Other Services, WSROC Region: +1,469 Inadequately described or not stated, WSROC Region: +1,149
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 (71,855 people or 12.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (64,992 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (63,512 people or 10.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 200,359 people in total or 33.4% 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 (12.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (6.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.8% 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 51,311 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 (+12,467 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+5,287 persons)
  • Education and Training (+5,194 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+4,065 persons)

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