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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Willoughby City, making up 16.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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
Willoughby City 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing330.12.3780.22.8-45
Mining1150.21.0700.10.7+45
Manufacturing2,7885.78.53,2256.39.7-437
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3710.81.14570.91.0-86
Construction3,3606.97.32,5685.07.1+792
Wholesale Trade3,0316.24.53,0005.84.8+31
Retail Trade5,49711.310.56,15712.011.3-660
Accommodation and Food Services1,9324.06.81,8343.66.6+98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0392.15.01,3752.75.0-336
Information Media and Telecommunications4,3048.82.45,82711.32.4-1,523
Financial and Insurance Services2,2194.55.23,0796.05.2-860
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1602.41.71,0992.11.8+61
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,62313.68.06,28612.27.5+337
Administrative and Support Services1,4773.03.31,7473.43.1-270
Public Administration and Safety1,5193.16.01,7323.46.0-213
Education and Training2,2344.68.12,2994.57.8-65
Health Care and Social Assistance8,14616.711.87,49614.610.7+650
Arts and Recreation Services4971.01.53590.71.4+138
Other Services1,8303.73.81,9593.83.9-129
Industry not classified6411.31.27791.51.2-138

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, Willoughby City: 0.1% Mining, Willoughby City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Willoughby City: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Willoughby City: 0.8% Construction, Willoughby City: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Willoughby City: 6.2% Retail Trade, Willoughby City: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Willoughby City: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Willoughby City: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Willoughby City: 8.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Willoughby City: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Willoughby City: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Willoughby City: 13.6% Administrative and Support Services, Willoughby City: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Willoughby City: 3.1% Education and Training, Willoughby City: 4.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Willoughby City: 16.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Willoughby City: 1.0% Other Services, Willoughby City: 3.7% Industry not classified, Willoughby City: 1.3%
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, Willoughby City: -45 Mining, Willoughby City: +45 Manufacturing, Willoughby City: -437 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Willoughby City: -86 Construction, Willoughby City: +792 Wholesale Trade, Willoughby City: +31 Retail Trade, Willoughby City: -660 Accommodation and Food Services, Willoughby City: +98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Willoughby City: -336 Information Media and Telecommunications, Willoughby City: -1,523 Financial and Insurance Services, Willoughby City: -860 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Willoughby City: +61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Willoughby City: +337 Administrative and Support Services, Willoughby City: -270 Public Administration and Safety, Willoughby City: -213 Education and Training, Willoughby City: -65 Health Care and Social Assistance, Willoughby City: +650 Arts and Recreation Services, Willoughby City: +138 Other Services, Willoughby City: -129 Industry not classified, Willoughby City: -138
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 Willoughby City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,146 local workers 16.7%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,623 local workers 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (5,497 local workers 11.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 20,266 people in total or 41.5% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (8.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (4.6% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-1,523 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-860 local workers)
  • Construction (+792 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-660 local workers)

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