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Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in Wollondilly Shire, making up 13.2% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Wollondilly Shire 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6485.92.2
Mining1,42512.90.9
Manufacturing8958.15.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2342.10.9
Construction1,46513.28.4
Wholesale Trade1811.63.1
Retail Trade8367.59.7
Accommodation and Food Services6115.57.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5274.84.7
Information Media and Telecommunications470.42.2
Financial and Insurance Services870.85.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1341.21.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4744.38.1
Administrative and Support Services3212.93.5
Public Administration and Safety4273.95.9
Education and Training9388.58.3
Health Care and Social Assistance7236.512.5
Arts and Recreation Services1781.61.5
Other Services4143.73.7
Industry not classified5164.74.7

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, Wollondilly Shire: 5.9% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: 12.9% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: 2.1% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: 13.2% Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 1.6% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 7.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: 3.9% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: 6.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.6% Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.7% Industry not classified, Wollondilly Shire: 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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (1,465 local workers 13.2%)
  • Mining (1,425 local workers 12.9%)
  • Education and Training (938 local workers 8.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,828 people in total or 34.6% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 0.9% in Mining; and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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 (12.9% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (13.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 5.0%)

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