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Burwood Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Burwood Council area, making up 17.0% of total employment.

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

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, Burwood 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
Burwood Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing100.12.200.02.2+10
Mining90.10.980.01.0+1
Manufacturing1701.05.92541.68.5-84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.10.9210.11.1-5
Construction8775.38.45353.37.3+342
Wholesale Trade1160.73.17514.64.5-635
Retail Trade2,15213.09.72,31314.110.4-161
Accommodation and Food Services1,2237.47.19325.76.7+291
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8835.34.71,65710.15.0-774
Information Media and Telecommunications1591.02.24682.92.3-309
Financial and Insurance Services8024.85.05013.15.1+301
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4342.61.83682.21.6+66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2187.38.11,0686.57.9+150
Administrative and Support Services4502.73.55033.13.3-53
Public Administration and Safety1,6109.75.99115.65.9+699
Education and Training2,33414.08.32,18613.37.9+148
Health Care and Social Assistance2,82717.012.52,86217.511.6-35
Arts and Recreation Services1090.71.51080.71.5+1
Other Services5323.23.75063.13.8+26
Industry not classified6864.14.74322.62.5+254

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, Burwood Council area: 0.1% Mining, Burwood Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Burwood Council area: 1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Burwood Council area: 0.1% Construction, Burwood Council area: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, Burwood Council area: 0.7% Retail Trade, Burwood Council area: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Burwood Council area: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Burwood Council area: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Burwood Council area: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Burwood Council area: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Burwood Council area: 2.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Burwood Council area: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Burwood Council area: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Burwood Council area: 9.7% Education and Training, Burwood Council area: 14.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Burwood Council area: 17.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Burwood Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Burwood Council area: 3.2% Industry not classified, Burwood Council area: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Burwood Council area: +10 Mining, Burwood Council area: +1 Manufacturing, Burwood Council area: -84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Burwood Council area: -5 Construction, Burwood Council area: +342 Wholesale Trade, Burwood Council area: -635 Retail Trade, Burwood Council area: -161 Accommodation and Food Services, Burwood Council area: +291 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Burwood Council area: -774 Information Media and Telecommunications, Burwood Council area: -309 Financial and Insurance Services, Burwood Council area: +301 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Burwood Council area: +66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Burwood Council area: +150 Administrative and Support Services, Burwood Council area: -53 Public Administration and Safety, Burwood Council area: +699 Education and Training, Burwood Council area: +148 Health Care and Social Assistance, Burwood Council area: -35 Arts and Recreation Services, Burwood Council area: +1 Other Services, Burwood Council area: +26 Industry not classified, Burwood Council area: +254
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Burwood Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,827 local workers 17.0%)
  • Education and Training (2,334 local workers 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,152 local workers 13.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,313 people in total or 44.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (14.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-774 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+699 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-635 local workers)
  • Construction (+342 local workers)

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