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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Cumberland Council area, making up 13.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cumberland Council area 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 the Cumberland Council area.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cumberland Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cumberland Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2020.32.2690.12.2+133
Mining980.10.9440.11.0+54
Manufacturing9,81613.95.913,43220.58.5-3,616
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5740.80.93360.51.1+238
Construction6,3389.08.44,6317.17.3+1,707
Wholesale Trade4,7726.83.16,2069.54.5-1,434
Retail Trade7,72410.99.77,01910.710.4+705
Accommodation and Food Services3,4844.97.12,8774.46.7+607
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,7139.54.76,61110.15.0+102
Information Media and Telecommunications6180.92.26811.02.3-63
Financial and Insurance Services1,6732.45.01,0861.75.1+587
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9321.31.87861.21.6+146
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,6163.78.12,3223.57.9+294
Administrative and Support Services2,0682.93.51,5772.43.3+491
Public Administration and Safety2,5683.65.92,2313.45.9+337
Education and Training5,1827.38.34,9177.57.9+265
Health Care and Social Assistance6,5099.212.55,1217.811.6+1,388
Arts and Recreation Services6310.91.55960.91.5+35
Other Services2,8734.13.72,8134.33.8+60
Industry not classified5,2867.54.72,1153.22.5+3,171

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: 0.3% Mining, Cumberland Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: 13.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Construction, Cumberland Council area: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: 6.8% Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: 9.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: 3.6% Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.9% Other Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.1% Industry not classified, Cumberland Council area: 7.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: +133 Mining, Cumberland Council area: +54 Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: -3,616 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: +238 Construction, Cumberland Council area: +1,707 Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: -1,434 Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: +705 Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: +607 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: +102 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: -63 Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: +587 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: +146 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: +294 Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: +491 Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: +337 Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: +265 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: +1,388 Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: +35 Other Services, Cumberland Council area: +60 Industry not classified, Cumberland Council area: +3,171
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cumberland Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (9,816 local workers 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (7,724 local workers 10.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6,713 local workers 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,253 people in total or 34.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.9% in Manufacturing; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 4.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cumberland Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-3,616 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+3,171 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,707 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,434 local workers)

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