City of Canterbury Bankstown

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of City of Canterbury Bankstown's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which City of Canterbury Bankstown residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in City of Canterbury Bankstown, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in City of Canterbury Bankstown are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2610.22.02510.22.1+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8560.61.08530.60.9+3
Wholesale Trade4,3223.22.84,7513.43.1-429
Retail Trade13,57910.29.014,41610.49.7-837
Accommodation and Food Services7,5835.76.210,0537.37.1-2,470
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,9857.54.610,5907.74.7-605
Information Media and Telecommunications2,4501.81.82,7292.02.2-279
Financial and Insurance Services7,5295.65.36,9175.04.9+612
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1151.61.72,0951.51.8+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,0667.58.98,7596.38.1+1,307
Administrative and Support Services4,4193.33.25,4563.93.5-1,037
Public Administration and Safety7,2295.46.16,9745.06.0+255
Education and Training11,4418.68.710,0287.38.4+1,413
Health Care and Social Assistance17,42513.014.414,97610.812.5+2,449
Arts and Recreation Services1,7021.31.41,9001.41.5-198
Other Services5,1043.83.46,0054.33.7-901
Industry not classified8,1046.14.69,0386.54.7-934
Total Persons133,590100.0100.0138,199100.0100.0-4,609

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (17,425 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (13,579 people or 10.2%)
  • Education and Training (11,441 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 42,445 people in total or 31.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Industry not classified (6.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (7.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services (-2,470 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,449 resident workforce)
  • Construction (-2,189 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,413 resident workforce)

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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