Bayside Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in Bayside Council area, making up 25.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bayside Council area 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 Bayside Council area.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bayside Council area20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1110.22.01250.22.2-14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4700.71.03860.50.9+84
Wholesale Trade3,0294.22.92,4973.43.1+532
Retail Trade7,27510.29.07,2349.89.7+41
Accommodation and Food Services3,9635.56.25,3137.27.1-1,350
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18,24025.54.622,56430.54.7-4,324
Information Media and Telecommunications6600.91.97311.02.2-71
Financial and Insurance Services9291.35.39591.35.0-30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5352.11.71,5082.01.8+27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4964.98.93,2584.48.1+238
Administrative and Support Services2,6283.73.23,2394.43.5-611
Public Administration and Safety3,9625.55.83,5654.85.9+397
Education and Training3,2884.68.72,6313.68.3+657
Health Care and Social Assistance4,7866.714.44,0365.512.5+750
Arts and Recreation Services8181.11.45190.71.5+299
Other Services2,2473.13.42,0802.83.7+167
Industry not classified3,7595.34.63,5924.94.7+167
Total persons71,498100.0100.074,042100.0100.0-2,544

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Bayside Council area in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (18,240 people or 25.5%)
  • Retail Trade (7,275 people or 10.2%)
  • Construction (5,949 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,464 people in total or 44.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.6% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Bayside Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (25.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.7% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (4.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Bayside Council area were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-4,324 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-1,350 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+750 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+657 local workers)

Bayside Council

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