Camden Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of Camden Council area's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Camden Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Camden Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Camden Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Camden Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3790.92.13011.02.1+78
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4441.10.93731.21.0+71
Wholesale Trade1,4603.63.11,5255.14.2-65
Retail Trade4,25210.69.73,15510.59.7+1,097
Accommodation and Food Services2,0755.27.11,3784.66.3+697
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6816.74.72,0466.84.6+635
Information Media and Telecommunications4891.22.24061.42.2+83
Financial and Insurance Services1,4903.74.91,0853.64.8+405
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7651.91.85281.81.5+237
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0225.18.11,4334.87.4+589
Administrative and Support Services1,1422.93.58022.73.1+340
Public Administration and Safety2,7736.96.01,9146.45.8+859
Education and Training3,7149.38.42,6578.97.5+1,057
Health Care and Social Assistance4,13510.312.52,8129.410.9+1,323
Arts and Recreation Services5401.31.53931.31.4+147
Other Services1,6034.03.71,1533.83.5+450
Industry not classified1,9084.84.76302.12.3+1,278
Total Persons40,028100.0100.028,762100.0100.0+11,266

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Camden Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (4,904 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (4,252 people or 10.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,135 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 13,291 people in total or 33.2% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.7% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+2,057 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,323 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,278 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (+1,097 resident workforce)

Camden Council

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