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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Macarthur Region, making up 14.8% 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 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Macarthur Region 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8941.30.49181.50.4-24
Mining1,4982.30.21,4052.30.2+93
Manufacturing9,80114.88.89,29115.210.1+510
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6921.00.94880.80.9+204
Construction4,9227.45.43,9936.55.2+929
Wholesale Trade2,8494.35.52,6614.35.9+188
Retail Trade8,53312.910.19,03214.711.0-499
Accommodation and Food Services4,5516.96.34,0226.66.1+529
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,4075.15.23,4075.65.30
Information Media and Telecommunications5240.83.24420.73.1+82
Financial and Insurance Services1,0611.67.01,0381.76.9+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1701.81.91,1421.92.0+28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5233.810.22,2493.79.4+274
Administrative and Support Services1,5252.33.21,3572.23.2+168
Public Administration and Safety3,1064.76.03,0845.05.9+22
Education and Training7,28911.08.06,85311.27.6+436
Health Care and Social Assistance7,84811.811.36,0999.910.3+1,749
Arts and Recreation Services8031.21.66461.11.5+157
Other Services2,6744.03.72,5944.23.8+80
Industry not classified6801.01.26041.01.2+76

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Construction, Greater Sydney: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 7.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Mining, Macarthur Region: 2.3% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 14.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.0% Construction, Macarthur Region: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 4.3% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 12.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 4.7% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 11.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 4.0% Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: 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, Macarthur Region: -24 Mining, Macarthur Region: +93 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: +510 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +204 Construction, Macarthur Region: +929 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: +188 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: -499 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +529 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +82 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +274 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +168 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +22 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +436 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +1,749 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +157 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +80 Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: +76
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 Macarthur Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (9,801 local workers 14.8%)
  • Retail Trade (8,533 local workers 12.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,848 local workers 11.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 26,182 people in total or 39.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.8% in Manufacturing; 10.1% in Retail Trade; and 11.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (14.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,749 local workers)
  • Construction (+929 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+529 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+510 local workers)

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