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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in City of Canterbury Bankstown, making up 12.6% of total employment.

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

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).

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 Canterbury Bankstown 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1340.12.2780.12.2+56
Mining830.10.9310.01.0+52
Manufacturing11,91512.65.916,81118.88.5-4,896
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8940.90.97910.91.1+103
Construction8,5199.08.46,5227.37.3+1,997
Wholesale Trade4,3154.63.16,1246.94.5-1,809
Retail Trade9,51310.09.79,94411.110.4-431
Accommodation and Food Services5,6225.97.14,9955.66.7+627
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,8218.34.76,1546.95.0+1,667
Information Media and Telecommunications8350.92.21,2201.42.3-385
Financial and Insurance Services1,4071.55.01,5151.75.1-108
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3141.41.81,1781.31.6+136
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3523.58.13,1943.67.9+158
Administrative and Support Services2,5692.73.52,1332.43.3+436
Public Administration and Safety3,9364.25.94,0594.55.9-123
Education and Training8,7809.38.37,5258.47.9+1,255
Health Care and Social Assistance11,93812.612.59,73710.911.6+2,201
Arts and Recreation Services1,0201.11.58200.91.5+200
Other Services4,1104.33.73,7564.23.8+354
Industry not classified6,7167.14.72,7613.12.5+3,955

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.9% Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.6% Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.2% Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.1% Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.3% Industry not classified, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +56 Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +52 Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -4,896 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +103 Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,997 Wholesale Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -1,809 Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -431 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +627 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,667 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -385 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -108 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +136 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +158 Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +436 Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -123 Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,255 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,201 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +200 Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +354 Industry not classified, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,955
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,938 local workers 12.6%)
  • Manufacturing (11,915 local workers 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (9,513 local workers 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 33,366 people in total or 35.2% of 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.3% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-4,896 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+3,955 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,201 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,997 local workers)

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