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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Macarthur Region, making up 12.9% 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 the Macarthur Region.

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
Macarthur Region 2016
Industry
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Number%Greater Sydney %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1281.30.5
Mining1,6422.00.3
Manufacturing8,69910.46.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8631.00.8
Construction8,51210.26.9
Wholesale Trade2,4382.93.7
Retail Trade9,68711.69.5
Accommodation and Food Services5,9017.06.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,5995.55.0
Information Media and Telecommunications5840.72.8
Financial and Insurance Services1,2411.56.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4101.72.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0473.610.1
Administrative and Support Services2,2582.73.3
Public Administration and Safety3,5034.25.7
Education and Training8,51510.28.2
Health Care and Social Assistance10,80512.911.7
Arts and Recreation Services9361.11.7
Other Services3,2913.93.5
Industry not classified4,7265.65.0

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: 0.5% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 6.0% 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: 5.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Mining, Macarthur Region: 2.0% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.0% Construction, Macarthur Region: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 2.9% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 4.2% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.1% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 3.9% Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: 5.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Macarthur Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,805 local workers 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (9,687 local workers 11.6%)
  • Manufacturing (8,699 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 29,191 people in total or 34.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade; and 6.0% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (10.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 6.6%)

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