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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Public Administration and Safety employs more of the Canberra Region’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Canberra Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Canberra Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Canberra Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
Canberra Region 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6,2056.62.26,8747.82.7-669
Mining3380.41.02030.20.7+135
Manufacturing5,2165.58.45,7346.59.6-518
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4791.61.11,2211.41.0+258
Construction8,5289.07.37,3958.47.3+1,133
Wholesale Trade2,2352.44.42,3092.64.7-74
Retail Trade10,36511.010.310,46911.911.1-104
Accommodation and Food Services7,6368.16.77,3728.46.5+264
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7123.94.93,6734.25.0+39
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0991.22.31,1451.32.4-46
Financial and Insurance Services1,4461.55.01,3981.65.0+48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3511.41.61,2951.51.7+56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,9905.37.94,3965.07.3+594
Administrative and Support Services2,4842.63.32,2402.63.1+244
Public Administration and Safety13,46314.26.110,88612.46.0+2,577
Education and Training6,8067.27.95,9646.87.6+842
Health Care and Social Assistance10,22810.811.68,5509.810.5+1,678
Arts and Recreation Services1,5881.71.51,3981.61.4+190
Other Services3,4263.63.73,1313.63.8+295
Industry not classified2,0022.12.51,9712.22.7+31

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

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.2% Mining, NSW: 1.0% Manufacturing, NSW: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 1.1% Construction, NSW: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 4.4% Retail Trade, NSW: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 6.1% Education and Training, NSW: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.5% Other Services, NSW: 3.7% Industry not classified, NSW: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: 6.6% Mining, Canberra Region: 0.4% Manufacturing, Canberra Region: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: 1.6% Construction, Canberra Region: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: 2.4% Retail Trade, Canberra Region: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: 14.2% Education and Training, Canberra Region: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: 1.7% Other Services, Canberra Region: 3.6% Industry not classified, Canberra Region: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: -669 Mining, Canberra Region: +135 Manufacturing, Canberra Region: -518 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: +258 Construction, Canberra Region: +1,133 Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: -74 Retail Trade, Canberra Region: -104 Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: +264 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: +39 Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: -46 Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: +48 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: +56 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: +594 Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: +244 Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: +2,577 Education and Training, Canberra Region: +842 Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: +1,678 Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: +190 Other Services, Canberra Region: +295 Industry not classified, Canberra Region: +31
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Canberra Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (13,463 people or 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (10,365 people or 11.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,228 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 34,056 people in total or 36.0% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, NSW employed 6.1% in Public Administration and Safety; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (14.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (5.5% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Canberra Region were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,577 local labour force)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,678 local labour force)
  • Construction (+1,133 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+842 local labour force)

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