City of Canterbury Bankstown

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in City of Canterbury Bankstown, making up 13.8% 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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Canterbury Bankstown20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1340.12.01340.12.2--
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9481.01.08940.90.9+54
Wholesale Trade4,0774.12.94,3154.63.1-238
Retail Trade9,5619.69.09,51310.09.7+48
Accommodation and Food Services5,2275.36.25,6225.97.1-395
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,8458.94.67,8218.34.7+1,024
Information Media and Telecommunications9841.01.98350.92.2+149
Financial and Insurance Services1,8311.85.31,4071.55.0+424
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2861.31.71,3141.41.8-28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0704.18.93,3523.58.1+718
Administrative and Support Services2,4972.53.22,5692.73.5-72
Public Administration and Safety4,2304.35.83,9364.25.9+294
Education and Training9,5609.68.78,7809.38.3+780
Health Care and Social Assistance13,73713.814.411,93812.612.5+1,799
Arts and Recreation Services8250.81.41,0201.11.5-195
Other Services3,8893.93.44,1104.33.7-221
Industry not classified6,6996.74.66,7167.14.7-17
Total persons99,306100.0100.094,793100.0100.0+4,513

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,737 people or 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing (11,409 people or 11.5%)
  • Retail Trade (9,561 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 34,707 people in total or 34.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.5% in Manufacturing and 9.0% 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 the field of Manufacturing (11.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in City of Canterbury Bankstown were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,799 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,024 local workers)
  • Construction (+864 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+780 local workers)

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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