Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Cumberland Council area'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 Cumberland Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Cumberland Council area, 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 Cumberland Council area 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Cumberland Council area - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||202||0.2||2.1||133||0.2||2.1||+69|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||584||0.7||0.9||638||0.8||1.0||-54|
|Accommodation and Food Services||6,611||7.6||7.1||5,582||7.4||6.3||+1,029|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||5,422||6.2||4.7||4,916||6.5||4.6||+506|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1,643||1.9||2.2||1,673||2.2||2.2||-30|
|Financial and Insurance Services||4,711||5.4||4.9||4,561||6.0||4.8||+150|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,121||1.3||1.8||954||1.3||1.5||+167|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||5,580||6.4||8.1||4,679||6.2||7.4||+901|
|Administrative and Support Services||3,548||4.1||3.5||2,791||3.7||3.1||+757|
|Public Administration and Safety||4,127||4.8||6.0||3,983||5.3||5.8||+144|
|Education and Training||4,915||5.7||8.4||3,973||5.2||7.5||+942|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||10,327||11.9||12.5||8,139||10.7||10.9||+2,188|
|Arts and Recreation Services||892||1.0||1.5||800||1.1||1.4||+92|
|Industry not classified||6,589||7.6||4.7||2,911||3.8||2.3||+3,678|
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Cumberland Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (10,327 people or 11.9%)
- Construction (9,223 people or 10.6%)
- Retail Trade (8,745 people or 10.1%)
In combination these three industries employed 28,295 people in total or 32.6% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Construction and 9.7% in Retail Trade.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Industry not classified (7.6% compared to 4.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.7% compared to 8.4%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (10.6% compared to 8.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Cumberland Council area were for those employed in:
- Industry not classified (+3,678 resident workforce)
- Construction (+2,872 resident workforce)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,188 resident workforce)
- Manufacturing (-2,091 resident workforce)