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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Hornsby Shire, making up 16.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Hornsby Shire 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 the Hornsby Shire.

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
Hornsby Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4061.02.34441.12.8-38
Mining320.11.0150.00.7+17
Manufacturing3,4798.48.53,7139.09.7-234
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2500.61.12440.61.0+6
Construction2,3295.67.32,4185.87.1-89
Wholesale Trade1,9594.74.52,0935.14.8-134
Retail Trade5,82014.010.55,86014.211.3-40
Accommodation and Food Services2,7646.76.82,7706.76.6-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3943.45.01,4083.45.0-14
Information Media and Telecommunications4331.02.44931.22.4-60
Financial and Insurance Services1,1792.85.21,4283.55.2-249
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6601.61.77351.81.8-75
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4038.28.03,0507.47.5+353
Administrative and Support Services1,0132.43.31,3823.33.1-369
Public Administration and Safety1,2172.96.01,3343.26.0-117
Education and Training5,56513.48.15,02112.17.8+544
Health Care and Social Assistance6,67116.111.86,00014.510.7+671
Arts and Recreation Services5701.41.55781.41.4-8
Other Services1,9344.73.81,9194.63.9+15
Industry not classified4191.01.24861.21.2-67

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, Hornsby Shire: 1.0% Mining, Hornsby Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Hornsby Shire: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hornsby Shire: 0.6% Construction, Hornsby Shire: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Hornsby Shire: 4.7% Retail Trade, Hornsby Shire: 14.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Hornsby Shire: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hornsby Shire: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hornsby Shire: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Hornsby Shire: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hornsby Shire: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hornsby Shire: 8.2% Administrative and Support Services, Hornsby Shire: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Hornsby Shire: 2.9% Education and Training, Hornsby Shire: 13.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hornsby Shire: 16.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Hornsby Shire: 1.4% Other Services, Hornsby Shire: 4.7% Industry not classified, Hornsby Shire: 1.0%
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, Hornsby Shire: -38 Mining, Hornsby Shire: +17 Manufacturing, Hornsby Shire: -234 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hornsby Shire: +6 Construction, Hornsby Shire: -89 Wholesale Trade, Hornsby Shire: -134 Retail Trade, Hornsby Shire: -40 Accommodation and Food Services, Hornsby Shire: -6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hornsby Shire: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hornsby Shire: -60 Financial and Insurance Services, Hornsby Shire: -249 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hornsby Shire: -75 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hornsby Shire: +353 Administrative and Support Services, Hornsby Shire: -369 Public Administration and Safety, Hornsby Shire: -117 Education and Training, Hornsby Shire: +544 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hornsby Shire: +671 Arts and Recreation Services, Hornsby Shire: -8 Other Services, Hornsby Shire: +15 Industry not classified, Hornsby Shire: -67
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 Hornsby Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,671 local workers 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (5,820 local workers 14.0%)
  • Education and Training (5,565 local workers 13.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 18,056 people in total or 43.5% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.9% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+671 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+544 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-369 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+353 local workers)

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