Cumberland Council area

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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Cumberland Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2020.22.11330.22.1+69
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5840.70.96380.81.0-54
Wholesale Trade3,2173.73.14,3655.84.2-1,148
Retail Trade8,74510.19.78,03110.69.7+714
Accommodation and Food Services6,6117.67.15,5827.46.3+1,029
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,4226.24.74,9166.54.6+506
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6431.92.21,6732.22.2-30
Financial and Insurance Services4,7115.44.94,5616.04.8+150
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1211.31.89541.31.5+167
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,5806.48.14,6796.27.4+901
Administrative and Support Services3,5484.13.52,7913.73.1+757
Public Administration and Safety4,1274.86.03,9835.35.8+144
Education and Training4,9155.78.43,9735.27.5+942
Health Care and Social Assistance10,32711.912.58,13910.710.9+2,188
Arts and Recreation Services8921.01.58001.11.4+92
Other Services3,0003.53.72,8513.83.5+149
Industry not classified6,5897.64.72,9113.82.3+3,678
Total Persons86,831100.0100.075,779100.0100.0+11,052

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

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Dominant groups

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%)

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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