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Resident workers - Industry

Public Administration and Safety employs more of the Canberra Region'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 the Canberra Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Canberra Region, 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 the Canberra Region 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Canberra Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,1016.52.17,8276.22.1+274
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,6391.30.91,6911.31.0-52
Wholesale Trade2,2611.83.13,0372.44.2-776
Retail Trade12,0039.79.713,20410.59.7-1,201
Accommodation and Food Services10,1278.27.19,6557.76.3+472
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,6853.84.74,8383.84.6-153
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3271.12.21,3551.12.2-28
Financial and Insurance Services1,7941.44.91,9551.64.8-161
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8851.51.81,7961.41.5+89
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,4815.28.16,4075.17.4+74
Administrative and Support Services4,0223.23.53,2742.63.1+748
Public Administration and Safety14,92012.06.014,60811.65.8+312
Education and Training9,6817.88.48,9657.17.5+716
Health Care and Social Assistance14,47311.712.513,13710.410.9+1,336
Arts and Recreation Services2,1111.71.51,9191.51.4+192
Other Services4,6013.73.74,3163.43.5+285
Industry not classified4,9434.04.72,5012.02.3+2,442
Total Persons123,934100.0100.0119,728100.0100.0+4,206

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Canberra Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (14,920 people or 12.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,473 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (12,003 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 41,396 people in total or 33.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, NSW employed 6.0% in Public Administration and Safety; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Canberra Region were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+2,442 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,545 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,336 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-1,201 resident workforce)

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