Bayside Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in the Bayside Council area, making up 30.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the 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 the 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Bayside Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bayside Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1250.22.2460.12.2+79
Mining220.00.9350.01.0-13
Manufacturing4,2905.85.96,8829.58.5-2,592
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3860.50.92990.41.1+87
Construction5,4937.48.43,7075.17.3+1,786
Wholesale Trade2,4973.43.14,6176.34.5-2,120
Retail Trade7,2349.89.76,6989.210.4+536
Accommodation and Food Services5,3137.27.14,5916.36.7+722
Transport, Postal and Warehousing22,56430.54.723,15331.85.0-589
Information Media and Telecommunications7311.02.26550.92.3+76
Financial and Insurance Services9591.35.08891.25.1+70
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5082.01.81,4332.01.6+75
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2584.48.12,8163.97.9+442
Administrative and Support Services3,2394.43.52,6773.73.3+562
Public Administration and Safety3,5654.85.93,8135.25.9-248
Education and Training2,6313.68.32,3763.37.9+255
Health Care and Social Assistance4,0365.512.53,6415.011.6+395
Arts and Recreation Services5190.71.54630.61.5+56
Other Services2,0802.83.72,0922.93.8-12
Industry not classified3,5924.94.71,9372.72.5+1,655
Total persons74,042100.0100.072,806100.0100.0+1,236

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Bayside Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (22,564 people or 30.5%)
  • Retail Trade (7,234 people or 9.8%)
  • Construction (5,493 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35,291 people in total or 47.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 4.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (30.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (5.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (3.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Bayside Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,592 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-2,120 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,786 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,655 local workers)

Bayside Council

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