City of Canterbury Bankstown

Employment by industry (FTE)

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 12,758 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Canterbury Bankstown2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1120.12.51570.22.6-44
Mining1270.11.2990.11.3+28
Manufacturing12,75814.66.616,57117.17.7-3,813
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1791.41.31,0731.11.1+106
Construction7,8819.09.512,29312.710.0-4,412
Wholesale Trade4,6475.33.35,3545.53.7-707
Retail Trade8,3019.58.38,4768.78.3-175
Accommodation and Food Services3,8064.44.84,7114.95.6-905
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,50910.95.210,14710.55.7-638
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0561.22.48990.92.6+157
Financial and Insurance Services1,6451.96.11,3151.45.2+330
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2381.41.91,3491.41.8-111
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,2624.911.23,5703.710.4+692
Administrative and Support Services2,5192.93.02,6322.73.2-113
Public Administration and Safety3,9924.66.23,8233.95.7+169
Education and Training7,8609.08.27,7057.97.8+155
Health Care and Social Assistance11,41913.113.111,44711.811.8-28
Arts and Recreation Services7290.81.49140.91.5-185
Other Services4,2424.93.74,5504.73.8-307
Total industries87,281100.0100.097,083100.0100.0-9,802

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (12,758 people or 14.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,419 people or 13.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9,509 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,685 people in total or 38.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.6% in Manufacturing; 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by decreased by -9,802 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in City of Canterbury Bankstown were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+692 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+330 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+169 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+157 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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