Burwood Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Burwood Council area, making up 19.2% 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).

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
Burwood Council area20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing110.12.0100.12.2+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.11.0160.10.9-8
Wholesale Trade1240.82.91160.73.1+8
Retail Trade1,76511.19.02,15213.09.7-387
Accommodation and Food Services9516.06.21,2237.47.1-272
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5869.94.68835.34.7+703
Information Media and Telecommunications1310.81.91591.02.2-28
Financial and Insurance Services5743.65.38024.85.0-228
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3922.51.74342.61.8-42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0676.78.91,2187.38.1-151
Administrative and Support Services3692.33.24502.73.5-81
Public Administration and Safety1,3828.75.81,6109.75.9-228
Education and Training2,70016.98.72,33414.08.3+366
Health Care and Social Assistance3,05619.214.42,82717.012.5+229
Arts and Recreation Services850.51.41090.71.5-24
Other Services4182.63.45323.23.7-114
Industry not classified5683.64.66864.14.7-118
Total persons15,955100.0100.016,617100.0100.0-662

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 Burwood Council area in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,056 people or 19.2%)
  • Education and Training (2,700 people or 16.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,765 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,521 people in total or 47.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 9.0% 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 the field of Education and Training (16.9% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (3.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.2% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+703 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-387 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+366 local workers)
  • Construction (-276 local workers)

Burwood Council

economic profile