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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Canterbury City, making up 13.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Canterbury 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 Canterbury 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
Canterbury City 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing220.12.3210.12.8+1
Mining30.01.0110.00.7-8
Manufacturing2,54010.78.53,63015.09.7-1,090
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.11.1340.11.0-4
Construction1,8968.07.31,7757.47.1+121
Wholesale Trade1,7597.44.51,9648.14.8-205
Retail Trade3,23913.610.53,46114.311.3-222
Accommodation and Food Services1,7567.46.81,5366.46.6+220
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4216.05.01,1444.75.0+277
Information Media and Telecommunications2140.92.42260.92.4-12
Financial and Insurance Services3981.75.23881.65.2+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3821.61.74171.71.8-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9794.18.09453.97.5+34
Administrative and Support Services6202.63.35132.13.1+107
Public Administration and Safety1,4316.06.01,4466.06.0-15
Education and Training2,1028.88.11,9798.27.8+123
Health Care and Social Assistance3,24313.611.82,92812.110.7+315
Arts and Recreation Services3001.31.53231.31.4-23
Other Services1,1774.93.81,1214.63.9+56
Industry not classified3131.31.22781.21.2+35

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, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canterbury City: 0.1% Mining, Canterbury City: 0.0% Manufacturing, Canterbury City: 10.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canterbury City: 0.1% Construction, Canterbury City: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Canterbury City: 7.4% Retail Trade, Canterbury City: 13.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Canterbury City: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canterbury City: 6.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Canterbury City: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Canterbury City: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canterbury City: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canterbury City: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Canterbury City: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Canterbury City: 6.0% Education and Training, Canterbury City: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Canterbury City: 13.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Canterbury City: 1.3% Other Services, Canterbury City: 4.9% Industry not classified, Canterbury City: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canterbury City: +1 Mining, Canterbury City: -8 Manufacturing, Canterbury City: -1,090 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canterbury City: -4 Construction, Canterbury City: +121 Wholesale Trade, Canterbury City: -205 Retail Trade, Canterbury City: -222 Accommodation and Food Services, Canterbury City: +220 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canterbury City: +277 Information Media and Telecommunications, Canterbury City: -12 Financial and Insurance Services, Canterbury City: +10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canterbury City: -35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canterbury City: +34 Administrative and Support Services, Canterbury City: +107 Public Administration and Safety, Canterbury City: -15 Education and Training, Canterbury City: +123 Health Care and Social Assistance, Canterbury City: +315 Arts and Recreation Services, Canterbury City: -23 Other Services, Canterbury City: +56 Industry not classified, Canterbury City: +35
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,243 local workers 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (3,239 local workers 13.6%)
  • Manufacturing (2,540 local workers 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,022 people in total or 37.9% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Canterbury City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (7.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,090 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+315 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+277 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-222 local workers)

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