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Sutherland Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Sutherland Shire, making up 16.3% of total employment.

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

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
Sutherland Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing540.12.3730.12.8-19
Mining380.11.0420.10.7-4
Manufacturing5,2579.28.55,98111.09.7-724
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3840.71.12700.51.0+114
Construction4,3367.67.34,0657.47.1+271
Wholesale Trade2,4654.34.52,4334.54.8+32
Retail Trade9,33916.310.59,45417.311.3-115
Accommodation and Food Services4,6728.26.84,4128.16.6+260
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4782.65.01,5192.85.0-41
Information Media and Telecommunications3820.72.43600.72.4+22
Financial and Insurance Services1,4432.55.21,5472.85.2-104
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0571.81.71,1762.21.8-119
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1128.98.04,1537.67.5+959
Administrative and Support Services1,3442.33.31,2502.33.1+94
Public Administration and Safety2,4004.26.02,2564.16.0+144
Education and Training5,2709.28.14,8698.97.8+401
Health Care and Social Assistance7,81213.711.86,57912.010.7+1,233
Arts and Recreation Services8941.61.57791.41.4+115
Other Services2,8715.03.82,7945.13.9+77
Industry not classified5951.01.25861.11.2+9

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, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 9.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 4.3% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 16.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 4.2% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.6% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.0% Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: 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, Sutherland Shire: -19 Mining, Sutherland Shire: -4 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -724 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: +114 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +271 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: +32 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -115 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: +260 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: -41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: +22 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -104 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: -119 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: +959 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: +94 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: +144 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +401 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +1,233 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +115 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +77 Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: +9
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 Sutherland Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (9,339 local workers 16.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,812 local workers 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (5,270 local workers 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 22,421 people in total or 39.2% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.5% in Retail Trade; 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.1% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.1% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,233 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+959 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-724 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+401 local workers)

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