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Resident workers - Industry

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Cumberland Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2020.22.11330.22.2+69
Mining840.10.9670.11.0+17
Manufacturing6,2907.25.88,38111.18.4-2,091
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5840.70.96380.81.1-54
Construction9,22310.68.46,3518.47.3+2,872
Wholesale Trade3,2173.73.14,3655.84.4-1,148
Retail Trade8,74510.19.78,03110.610.3+714
Accommodation and Food Services6,6117.67.15,5827.46.7+1,029
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,4226.24.74,9166.54.9+506
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6431.92.21,6732.22.3-30
Financial and Insurance Services4,7115.44.94,5616.05.0+150
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1211.31.89541.31.6+167
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,5806.48.14,6796.27.9+901
Administrative and Support Services3,5484.13.52,7913.73.3+757
Public Administration and Safety4,1274.86.03,9835.36.1+144
Education and Training4,9155.78.43,9735.27.9+942
Health Care and Social Assistance10,32711.912.58,13910.711.6+2,188
Arts and Recreation Services8921.01.58001.11.5+92
Other Services3,0003.53.72,8513.83.7+149
Industry not classified6,5897.64.72,9113.82.5+3,678

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% 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: 0.2% Mining, Cumberland Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.7% Construction, Cumberland Council area: 10.6% Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: 3.7% Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: 5.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: 4.8% Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: 5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: 1.0% Other Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.5% Industry not classified, Cumberland Council area: 7.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: +69 Mining, Cumberland Council area: +17 Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: -2,091 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: -54 Construction, Cumberland Council area: +2,872 Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: -1,148 Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: +714 Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: +1,029 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: +506 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: -30 Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: +150 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: +167 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: +901 Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: +757 Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: +144 Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: +942 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: +2,188 Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: +92 Other Services, Cumberland Council area: +149 Industry not classified, Cumberland Council area: +3,678
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in 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 larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (10.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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)

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