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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Sutherland Shire, making up 15.5% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Sutherland Shire 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3110.52.2
Mining1430.20.9
Manufacturing3,8925.85.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4760.70.9
Construction5,9968.98.4
Wholesale Trade1,9142.83.1
Retail Trade10,01514.89.7
Accommodation and Food Services5,5478.27.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8702.84.7
Information Media and Telecommunications4950.72.2
Financial and Insurance Services1,5592.35.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2691.91.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1587.68.1
Administrative and Support Services1,9652.93.5
Public Administration and Safety2,4513.65.9
Education and Training6,3529.48.3
Health Care and Social Assistance10,48315.512.5
Arts and Recreation Services1,1331.71.5
Other Services3,2384.83.7
Industry not classified3,2244.84.7

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, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: 0.5% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.2% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 2.8% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 7.6% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 3.6% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 15.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 4.8% Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: 4.8%
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 Sutherland Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,483 local workers 15.5%)
  • Retail Trade (10,015 local workers 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (6,352 local workers 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 26,850 people in total or 39.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.3% 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 (14.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.6% compared to 5.9%)

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