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Camden Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in Camden Council area, making up 15.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Macarthur Region 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 Camden Council area.

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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Camden Council area 2016
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Number%Greater Sydney %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4131.70.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2531.00.8
Wholesale Trade7753.23.7
Retail Trade3,23913.39.5
Accommodation and Food Services1,8067.46.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3575.65.0
Information Media and Telecommunications1450.62.8
Financial and Insurance Services4391.86.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5252.12.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1274.610.1
Administrative and Support Services6062.53.3
Public Administration and Safety8373.45.7
Education and Training2,2359.18.2
Health Care and Social Assistance2,4269.911.7
Arts and Recreation Services3501.41.7
Other Services1,0794.43.5
Industry not classified1,3415.55.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Construction, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Industry not classified, Greater Sydney: 5.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 1.7% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 1.0% Construction, Camden Council area: 15.8% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 3.2% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 13.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 3.4% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Camden Council area: 4.4% Industry not classified, Camden Council area: 5.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Camden Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (3,867 local workers 15.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,239 local workers 13.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,426 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,532 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 6.9% in Construction; 9.5% in Retail Trade; and 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (15.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 6.6%)