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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Campbelltown, making up 19.9% of total employment.

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

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, the City of Campbelltown 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
City of Campbelltown20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing260.34.0190.23.9+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.41.2270.31.3+9
Wholesale Trade1611.72.83804.03.5-219
Retail Trade1,44115.210.71,47015.311.2-29
Accommodation and Food Services5035.36.74254.46.2+78
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3163.34.12893.04.1+27
Information Media and Telecommunications790.81.3400.41.4+39
Financial and Insurance Services951.02.71041.13.0-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1381.51.31451.51.3-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4524.85.53844.05.5+68
Administrative and Support Services2853.03.62342.43.4+51
Public Administration and Safety3383.67.13874.07.1-49
Education and Training1,38914.68.71,42114.88.0-32
Health Care and Social Assistance1,88519.914.81,79018.713.6+95
Arts and Recreation Services1161.21.4690.71.3+47
Other Services5265.53.94895.13.9+37
Industry not classified3273.43.31741.81.9+153
Total persons9,483100.0100.09,588100.0100.0-105

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 the City of Campbelltown in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,885 people or 19.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,441 people or 15.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,389 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,715 people in total or 49.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Campbelltown and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (19.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (15.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Campbelltown were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-401 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-219 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+153 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+95 local workers)

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