Camden Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in Camden Council area, making up 15.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Camden 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 Camden 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, Camden 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
Camden Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4131.72.23732.12.2+40
Mining1010.40.9300.21.0+71
Manufacturing1,5246.25.91,6159.18.5-91
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2531.00.92461.41.1+7
Construction3,86715.88.42,04111.57.3+1,826
Wholesale Trade7753.23.17944.54.5-19
Retail Trade3,23913.39.72,67115.110.4+568
Accommodation and Food Services1,8067.47.11,2657.16.7+541
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3575.64.79145.25.0+443
Information Media and Telecommunications1450.62.21190.72.3+26
Financial and Insurance Services4391.85.03291.95.1+110
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5252.11.83472.01.6+178
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1274.68.18144.67.9+313
Administrative and Support Services6062.53.53812.23.3+225
Public Administration and Safety8373.45.95743.25.9+263
Education and Training2,2359.18.31,7149.77.9+521
Health Care and Social Assistance2,4269.912.51,85810.511.6+568
Arts and Recreation Services3501.41.52921.71.5+58
Other Services1,0794.43.78765.03.8+203
Industry not classified1,3415.54.74252.42.5+916
Total persons24,445100.0100.017,693100.0100.0+6,752

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

  • Construction (3,867 people or 15.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,239 people or 13.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,426 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,532 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (15.8% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+1,826 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+916 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+568 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+568 local workers)

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