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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Griffith City, making up 18.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Griffith 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 Griffith 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
Griffith City 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,10310.42.31,26612.02.8-163
Mining50.01.040.00.7+1
Manufacturing2,00018.98.52,05219.59.7-52
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2031.91.11721.61.0+31
Construction5435.17.35174.97.1+26
Wholesale Trade4133.94.55465.24.8-133
Retail Trade1,55514.710.51,51914.411.3+36
Accommodation and Food Services5425.16.84954.76.6+47
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3052.95.03002.85.0+5
Information Media and Telecommunications660.62.4810.82.4-15
Financial and Insurance Services2282.15.22222.15.2+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1111.01.71311.21.8-20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3953.78.03793.67.5+16
Administrative and Support Services1941.83.31951.93.1-1
Public Administration and Safety5345.06.04644.46.0+70
Education and Training7427.08.16626.37.8+80
Health Care and Social Assistance1,07410.111.89198.710.7+155
Arts and Recreation Services590.61.5500.51.4+9
Other Services4484.23.84284.13.9+20
Industry not classified850.81.21251.21.2-40

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, Griffith City: 10.4% Mining, Griffith City: 0.0% Manufacturing, Griffith City: 18.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Griffith City: 1.9% Construction, Griffith City: 5.1% Wholesale Trade, Griffith City: 3.9% Retail Trade, Griffith City: 14.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Griffith City: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Griffith City: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Griffith City: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Griffith City: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Griffith City: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Griffith City: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Griffith City: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Griffith City: 5.0% Education and Training, Griffith City: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Griffith City: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Griffith City: 0.6% Other Services, Griffith City: 4.2% Industry not classified, Griffith City: 0.8%
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, Griffith City: -163 Mining, Griffith City: +1 Manufacturing, Griffith City: -52 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Griffith City: +31 Construction, Griffith City: +26 Wholesale Trade, Griffith City: -133 Retail Trade, Griffith City: +36 Accommodation and Food Services, Griffith City: +47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Griffith City: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Griffith City: -15 Financial and Insurance Services, Griffith City: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Griffith City: -20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Griffith City: +16 Administrative and Support Services, Griffith City: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Griffith City: +70 Education and Training, Griffith City: +80 Health Care and Social Assistance, Griffith City: +155 Arts and Recreation Services, Griffith City: +9 Other Services, Griffith City: +20 Industry not classified, Griffith City: -40
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 Griffith City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,000 local workers 18.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,555 local workers 14.7%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,103 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,658 people in total or 43.9% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 2.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (18.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-163 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+155 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-133 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+80 local workers)

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