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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Bankstown City, making up 23.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bankstown City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Bankstown City.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bankstown City 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing450.10.4510.10.4-6
Mining240.00.2340.10.2-10
Manufacturing12,78223.18.815,34326.210.1-2,561
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7211.30.95931.00.9+128
Construction3,4816.35.43,2155.55.2+266
Wholesale Trade3,9727.25.54,5187.75.9-546
Retail Trade5,55510.010.16,36410.911.0-809
Accommodation and Food Services2,6514.86.32,5694.46.1+82
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7786.85.24,6758.05.3-897
Information Media and Telecommunications9851.83.21,1572.03.1-172
Financial and Insurance Services9951.87.01,0181.76.9-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7311.31.98961.52.0-165
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0053.610.21,7062.99.4+299
Administrative and Support Services1,1812.13.21,1321.93.2+49
Public Administration and Safety2,3134.26.02,2093.85.9+104
Education and Training5,0629.28.04,7128.07.6+350
Health Care and Social Assistance5,68710.311.35,0318.610.3+656
Arts and Recreation Services4520.81.64370.71.5+15
Other Services2,2864.13.72,3184.03.8-32
Industry not classified6051.11.26411.11.2-36

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Construction, Greater Sydney: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 7.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bankstown City: 0.1% Mining, Bankstown City: 0.0% Manufacturing, Bankstown City: 23.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bankstown City: 1.3% Construction, Bankstown City: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Bankstown City: 7.2% Retail Trade, Bankstown City: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Bankstown City: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bankstown City: 6.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bankstown City: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Bankstown City: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bankstown City: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bankstown City: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Bankstown City: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Bankstown City: 4.2% Education and Training, Bankstown City: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bankstown City: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Bankstown City: 0.8% Other Services, Bankstown City: 4.1% Industry not classified, Bankstown City: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bankstown City: -6 Mining, Bankstown City: -10 Manufacturing, Bankstown City: -2,561 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bankstown City: +128 Construction, Bankstown City: +266 Wholesale Trade, Bankstown City: -546 Retail Trade, Bankstown City: -809 Accommodation and Food Services, Bankstown City: +82 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bankstown City: -897 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bankstown City: -172 Financial and Insurance Services, Bankstown City: -23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bankstown City: -165 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bankstown City: +299 Administrative and Support Services, Bankstown City: +49 Public Administration and Safety, Bankstown City: +104 Education and Training, Bankstown City: +350 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bankstown City: +656 Arts and Recreation Services, Bankstown City: +15 Other Services, Bankstown City: -32 Industry not classified, Bankstown City: -36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Bankstown City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (12,782 local workers 23.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,687 local workers 10.3%)
  • Retail Trade (5,555 local workers 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,024 people in total or 43.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.8% in Manufacturing; 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (23.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.2% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Bankstown City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,561 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-897 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-809 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+656 local workers)

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