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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Canada Bay, making up 16.5% 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 Canada Bay 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 Canada Bay.

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 Canada Bay 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 Canada Bay20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing190.12.2130.02.2+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2750.80.92210.71.1+54
Wholesale Trade1,7935.33.12,0066.84.5-213
Retail Trade2,9078.79.72,8299.610.4+78
Accommodation and Food Services2,5157.57.11,8016.16.7+714
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8792.64.75431.85.0+336
Information Media and Telecommunications6882.02.29313.22.3-243
Financial and Insurance Services3,95111.85.03,36211.45.1+589
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7972.41.86212.11.6+176
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9398.78.12,5318.67.9+408
Administrative and Support Services9132.73.56382.23.3+275
Public Administration and Safety5781.75.95221.85.9+56
Education and Training1,7835.38.31,4975.17.9+286
Health Care and Social Assistance5,53616.512.55,06217.111.6+474
Arts and Recreation Services4981.51.54521.51.5+46
Other Services1,7215.13.71,4584.93.8+263
Industry not classified1,5374.64.76902.32.5+847
Total persons33,607100.0100.029,530100.0100.0+4,077

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,536 people or 16.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (3,951 people or 11.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,939 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,426 people in total or 37.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (11.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (1.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (5.3% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+847 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+714 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+589 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+474 local workers)

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