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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Penrith City, making up 14.0% of total employment.

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

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
Penrith City 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4590.80.44750.90.4-16
Mining1710.30.21760.30.2-5
Manufacturing6,52211.98.86,54512.510.1-23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7691.40.98131.60.9-44
Construction3,6006.55.43,4856.75.2+115
Wholesale Trade2,2304.15.51,8123.55.9+418
Retail Trade7,23113.110.17,77514.911.0-544
Accommodation and Food Services3,9397.26.33,8177.36.1+122
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7375.05.22,2524.35.3+485
Information Media and Telecommunications4300.83.24470.93.1-17
Financial and Insurance Services8861.67.09221.86.9-36
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9101.71.98901.72.0+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9503.510.21,9563.79.4-6
Administrative and Support Services1,2472.33.21,0792.13.2+168
Public Administration and Safety4,6348.46.04,1708.05.9+464
Education and Training5,96810.98.05,57310.67.6+395
Health Care and Social Assistance7,69014.011.36,76312.910.3+927
Arts and Recreation Services7461.41.66681.31.5+78
Other Services2,2824.13.72,2154.23.8+67
Industry not classified5931.11.24960.91.2+97

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, Penrith City: 0.8% Mining, Penrith City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Penrith City: 11.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Construction, Penrith City: 6.5% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: 4.1% Retail Trade, Penrith City: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: 8.4% Education and Training, Penrith City: 10.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: 14.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Other Services, Penrith City: 4.1% Industry not classified, Penrith City: 1.1%
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, Penrith City: -16 Mining, Penrith City: -5 Manufacturing, Penrith City: -23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: -44 Construction, Penrith City: +115 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: +418 Retail Trade, Penrith City: -544 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: +122 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: +485 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -17 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: -36 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: +168 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: +464 Education and Training, Penrith City: +395 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +927 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: +78 Other Services, Penrith City: +67 Industry not classified, Penrith City: +97
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 Penrith City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,690 local workers 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (7,231 local workers 13.1%)
  • Manufacturing (6,522 local workers 11.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 21,443 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% 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 Penrith City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+927 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-544 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+485 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+464 local workers)

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