Cumberland City

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Cumberland City, making up 12.9% of total employment.

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

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
Cumberland City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2420.32.02020.32.2+40
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7371.01.05740.80.9+163
Wholesale Trade5,3577.22.94,7726.83.1+585
Retail Trade8,47611.59.07,72410.99.7+752
Accommodation and Food Services2,9754.06.23,4844.97.1-509
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,61011.64.66,7139.54.7+1,897
Information Media and Telecommunications6480.91.96180.92.2+30
Financial and Insurance Services1,0221.45.31,6732.45.0-651
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0361.41.79321.31.8+104
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8893.98.92,6163.78.1+273
Administrative and Support Services2,2113.03.22,0682.93.5+143
Public Administration and Safety2,8593.95.82,5683.65.9+291
Education and Training5,1647.08.75,1827.38.3-18
Health Care and Social Assistance7,1219.614.46,5099.212.5+612
Arts and Recreation Services6300.91.46310.91.5-1
Other Services2,1442.93.42,8734.13.7-729
Industry not classified5,5497.54.65,2867.54.7+263
Total persons74,004100.0100.070,677100.0100.0+3,327

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 Cumberland City in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (9,575 people or 12.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,610 people or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (8,476 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 26,661 people in total or 36.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.5% in Manufacturing; 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (12.9% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.6% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,897 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+752 local workers)
  • Other Services (-729 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-651 local workers)

Cumberland City Council

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