City of Canterbury Bankstown

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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 17,113 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Bankstown2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1330.12.11410.12.3-8
Mining2200.20.9490.01.1+171
Manufacturing17,11314.56.817,57816.27.6-465
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2511.11.01,1171.01.1+134
Construction13,18311.29.413,42512.48.4-242
Wholesale Trade7,1816.13.66,3325.84.0+849
Retail Trade12,22410.410.310,93110.110.1+1,293
Accommodation and Food Services6,9415.97.06,2065.77.1+735
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,3338.85.08,9208.25.1+1,413
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0460.92.31,2441.12.4-198
Financial and Insurance Services1,5931.35.11,5561.45.1+38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4201.21.61,4461.31.8-27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,4003.79.13,7623.58.3+638
Administrative and Support Services3,1272.63.33,1662.93.5-39
Public Administration and Safety5,0334.36.04,6774.35.9+357
Education and Training10,9629.38.59,6768.98.5+1,286
Health Care and Social Assistance14,30812.112.412,41111.412.1+1,897
Arts and Recreation Services1,9241.61.61,2431.11.7+681
Other Services5,6604.83.94,8174.43.9+843
Total industries118,055100.0100.0108,699100.0100.0+9,356

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (17,113 people or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,308 people or 12.1%)
  • Construction (13,183 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 44,605 people in total or 37.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.8% in Manufacturing; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.4% in Construction.

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 (14.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.8% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by increased by 9,356 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,897 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,413 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,293 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,286 local workers)

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