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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).

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, 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 area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing100.12.2002.2+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
Total persons16,617100.0100.016,378100.0100.0+239

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 Burwood Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,313 people in total or 44.0% of the 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 the field of Education and Training (14.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (9.7% 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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