City of Canterbury Bankstown

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 15,020 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in City of Canterbury Bankstown. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Canterbury Bankstown regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Canterbury Bankstown's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Canterbury Bankstown2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1420.12.11840.22.2-42
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3791.31.11,1561.01.0+223
Wholesale Trade5,2744.83.05,7475.03.4-473
Retail Trade11,39510.49.311,69710.29.6-302
Accommodation and Food Services5,5805.16.06,5875.76.9-1,007
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11,49110.55.111,0549.65.2+438
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2201.12.21,0650.92.4+155
Financial and Insurance Services1,9161.75.51,4891.34.8+427
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4621.31.81,5211.31.7-59
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,9414.510.14,0213.59.4+920
Administrative and Support Services3,5313.23.33,5363.13.5-5
Public Administration and Safety4,7714.36.14,4543.95.7+317
Education and Training10,3439.48.610,0628.78.5+280
Health Care and Social Assistance15,02013.714.214,98613.013.1+34
Arts and Recreation Services1,1601.11.61,3091.11.7-149
Other Services5,3344.93.85,1944.53.7+140
Total industries109,905100.0100.0115,128100.0100.0-5,223

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,020 people or 13.7%)
  • Manufacturing (15,007 people or 13.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11,491 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 41,518 people in total or 37.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.2% in Manufacturing and 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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 the field of Manufacturing (13.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown decreased by -5,223 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+920 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+438 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+427 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+317 local workers)

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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