Campbelltown City

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Campbelltown City, making up 14.3% of total employment.

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

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, Campbelltown City 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
Campbelltown City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing780.22.2760.22.2+2
Mining1120.20.91910.41.0-79
Manufacturing6,20512.95.97,59617.18.5-1,391
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3770.80.92680.61.1+109
Construction3,4207.18.42,4265.47.3+994
Wholesale Trade1,4683.13.11,8974.34.5-429
Retail Trade5,67811.89.75,69312.810.4-15
Accommodation and Food Services3,5077.37.13,1427.16.7+365
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7295.74.72,4685.55.0+261
Information Media and Telecommunications3980.82.23780.82.3+20
Financial and Insurance Services7101.55.06991.65.1+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8031.71.87371.71.6+66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4543.08.11,3303.07.9+124
Administrative and Support Services1,3502.83.51,1102.53.3+240
Public Administration and Safety2,3564.95.92,3255.25.9+31
Education and Training5,45211.38.35,04211.37.9+410
Health Care and Social Assistance6,85914.312.55,93413.311.6+925
Arts and Recreation Services4060.81.54010.91.5+5
Other Services1,7953.73.71,6773.83.8+118
Industry not classified2,9466.14.71,1502.62.5+1,796
Total persons48,103100.0100.044,545100.0100.0+3,558

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Campbelltown City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,859 people or 14.3%)
  • Manufacturing (6,205 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (5,678 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,742 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.9% in Manufacturing and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (12.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.3% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+1,796 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,391 local workers)
  • Construction (+994 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+925 local workers)

Campbelltown City Council

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