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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Willoughby City, making up 18.1% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Willoughby City 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing580.12.2
Mining1680.30.9
Manufacturing1,9593.35.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3620.60.9
Construction3,6026.18.4
Wholesale Trade2,8144.73.1
Retail Trade6,44110.89.7
Accommodation and Food Services2,9915.07.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3602.34.7
Information Media and Telecommunications5,2548.82.2
Financial and Insurance Services2,7214.65.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2952.21.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,18412.18.1
Administrative and Support Services1,6252.73.5
Public Administration and Safety2,2353.85.9
Education and Training3,0045.18.3
Health Care and Social Assistance10,76118.112.5
Arts and Recreation Services5881.01.5
Other Services2,2583.83.7
Industry not classified2,7664.74.7

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, Willoughby City: 0.1% Mining, Willoughby City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Willoughby City: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Willoughby City: 0.6% Construction, Willoughby City: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Willoughby City: 4.7% Retail Trade, Willoughby City: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Willoughby City: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Willoughby City: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Willoughby City: 8.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Willoughby City: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Willoughby City: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Willoughby City: 12.1% Administrative and Support Services, Willoughby City: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Willoughby City: 3.8% Education and Training, Willoughby City: 5.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Willoughby City: 18.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Willoughby City: 1.0% Other Services, Willoughby City: 3.8% Industry not classified, Willoughby City: 4.7%
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 Willoughby City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,761 local workers 18.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (7,184 local workers 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (6,441 local workers 10.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,386 people in total or 41.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 9.7% 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 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (5.1% compared to 8.3%)

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