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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of the Macarthur Region’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Macarthur Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Macarthur Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Macarthur Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
Macarthur Region 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0080.90.41,0160.90.4-8
Mining7130.60.26160.60.2+97
Manufacturing14,96813.08.515,38014.39.7-412
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4811.30.91,1821.10.8+299
Construction9,9108.67.19,0018.47.1+909
Wholesale Trade5,7995.05.35,5005.15.6+299
Retail Trade12,22910.69.812,39711.510.5-168
Accommodation and Food Services6,2135.46.25,5945.26.0+619
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,9577.85.38,4487.95.4+509
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6421.43.01,6281.53.0+14
Financial and Insurance Services4,5123.96.64,3024.06.4+210
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7891.61.81,8281.71.8-39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3214.69.64,9794.68.9+342
Administrative and Support Services3,6063.13.53,1492.93.4+457
Public Administration and Safety7,2846.35.66,5316.15.6+753
Education and Training8,8257.77.67,8347.37.2+991
Health Care and Social Assistance11,92610.410.99,6839.09.9+2,243
Arts and Recreation Services1,4471.31.61,2441.21.5+203
Other Services4,5423.93.74,2934.03.7+249
Industry not classified2,9362.62.62,8122.62.8+124

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Construction, Greater Sydney: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 9.6% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Sydney: 2.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 0.9% Mining, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 13.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Construction, Macarthur Region: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 5.0% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 7.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 6.3% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 3.9% Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: -8 Mining, Macarthur Region: +97 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: -412 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +299 Construction, Macarthur Region: +909 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: +299 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: -168 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +619 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +509 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +14 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +210 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: -39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +342 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +457 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +753 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +991 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +2,243 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +203 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +249 Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: +124
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Macarthur Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (14,968 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (12,229 people or 10.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,926 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 39,123 people in total or 34.0% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 9.8% in Retail Trade; and 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (13.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Financial and Insurance Services (3.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,243 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+991 local labour force)
  • Construction (+909 local labour force)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+753 local labour force)

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