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Employment by industry (Census)

Mining is the largest employer in Wollondilly Shire, making up 13.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly Shire 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5085.42.34995.62.8+9
Mining1,29513.81.01,21413.50.7+81
Manufacturing1,28013.78.51,19713.49.7+83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1811.91.11812.01.00
Construction1,06011.37.38439.47.1+217
Wholesale Trade2592.84.52763.14.8-17
Retail Trade7217.710.58569.611.3-135
Accommodation and Food Services4755.16.84414.96.6+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4164.45.04364.95.0-20
Information Media and Telecommunications480.52.4440.52.4+4
Financial and Insurance Services971.05.21111.25.2-14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1091.21.71151.31.8-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4584.98.04114.67.5+47
Administrative and Support Services1932.13.31461.63.1+47
Public Administration and Safety3453.76.04134.66.0-68
Education and Training7748.38.17608.57.8+14
Health Care and Social Assistance5515.911.84925.510.7+59
Arts and Recreation Services1611.71.51091.21.4+52
Other Services3333.63.83323.73.9+1
Industry not classified991.11.2840.91.2+15

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, Wollondilly Shire: 5.4% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: 13.8% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: 13.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.9% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: 11.3% Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 2.8% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 7.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: 3.7% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.6% Industry not classified, Wollondilly Shire: 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, Wollondilly Shire: +9 Mining, Wollondilly Shire: +81 Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: +83 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: 0 Construction, Wollondilly Shire: +217 Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -17 Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -135 Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: +34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: -20 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: -14 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: +47 Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: +47 Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: -68 Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: +14 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: +59 Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: +52 Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: +1 Industry not classified, Wollondilly Shire: +15
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (1,295 local workers 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing (1,280 local workers 13.7%)
  • Construction (1,060 local workers 11.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,635 people in total or 38.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 1.0% in Mining; 8.5% in Manufacturing; and 7.3% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (13.8% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+217 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-135 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+83 local workers)
  • Mining (+81 local workers)

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