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Wyong Shire

Industry sector of employment

More Wyong Shire residents worked in retail trade than any other industry in 2011.

Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4050.70.44350.80.4-30
Mining4290.70.22400.40.2+189
Manufacturing6,08410.18.56,07411.39.7+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0501.80.98451.60.8+205
Construction6,10210.27.15,65110.57.1+451
Wholesale trade2,0653.45.32,0663.85.6-1
Retail Trade8,12913.69.87,82714.510.5+302
Accommodation and Food Services4,6097.76.23,9627.46.0+647
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8094.75.32,5834.85.4+226
Information Media and Telecommunications8821.53.08331.53.0+49
Financial and Insurance Services1,5852.66.61,5532.96.4+32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9231.51.89521.81.9-29
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5024.29.62,1594.08.9+343
Administrative and Support Services2,0803.53.51,6093.03.4+471
Public Administration and Safety3,7376.25.63,2186.05.6+519
Education and Training3,8266.47.63,2916.17.2+535
Health Care and Social Assistance7,97213.310.96,32111.710.0+1,651
Arts and Recreation Services8381.41.67011.31.4+137
Other Services2,5154.23.72,1674.03.7+348
Inadequately described or not stated1,4142.42.61,3682.52.8+46

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, Wyong Shire: 0.7% Mining, Wyong Shire: 0.7% Manufacturing, Wyong Shire: 10.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wyong Shire: 1.8% Construction, Wyong Shire: 10.2% Wholesale trade, Wyong Shire: 3.4% Retail Trade, Wyong Shire: 13.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Wyong Shire: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wyong Shire: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wyong Shire: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Wyong Shire: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wyong Shire: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wyong Shire: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Wyong Shire: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Wyong Shire: 6.2% Education and Training, Wyong Shire: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wyong Shire: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Wyong Shire: 1.4% Other Services, Wyong Shire: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Wyong Shire: 2.4%
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, Wyong Shire: -30 Mining, Wyong Shire: +189 Manufacturing, Wyong Shire: +10 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wyong Shire: +205 Construction, Wyong Shire: +451 Wholesale trade, Wyong Shire: -1 Retail Trade, Wyong Shire: +302 Accommodation and Food Services, Wyong Shire: +647 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wyong Shire: +226 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wyong Shire: +49 Financial and Insurance Services, Wyong Shire: +32 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wyong Shire: -29 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wyong Shire: +343 Administrative and Support Services, Wyong Shire: +471 Public Administration and Safety, Wyong Shire: +519 Education and Training, Wyong Shire: +535 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wyong Shire: +1,651 Arts and Recreation Services, Wyong Shire: +137 Other Services, Wyong Shire: +348 Inadequately described or not stated, Wyong Shire: +46
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 Wyong Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (8,129 people or 13.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,972 people or 13.3%)
  • Construction (6,102 people or 10.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 22,203 people in total or 37.0% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 9.8% in Retail Trade; 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.1% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (13.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (10.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.6% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wyong Shire increased by 6,101 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,651 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+647 persons)
  • Education and Training (+535 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+519 persons)

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