Cumberland City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Cumberland City'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 Cumberland City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Cumberland City, 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 Cumberland City 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Cumberland City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2250.32.02020.22.1+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6790.81.05840.70.9+95
Wholesale Trade2,9903.52.83,2173.73.1-227
Retail Trade8,5379.99.08,74510.19.7-208
Accommodation and Food Services5,1556.06.26,6117.67.1-1,456
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,6466.64.65,4226.24.7+224
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5101.81.81,6431.92.2-133
Financial and Insurance Services5,2696.15.34,7115.44.9+558
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0801.31.71,1211.31.8-41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,9158.08.95,5806.48.1+1,335
Administrative and Support Services3,4434.03.23,5484.13.5-105
Public Administration and Safety4,2514.96.14,1274.86.0+124
Education and Training5,5706.58.74,9155.78.4+655
Health Care and Social Assistance12,53814.614.410,32711.912.5+2,211
Arts and Recreation Services7350.91.48921.01.5-157
Other Services2,3392.73.43,0003.53.7-661
Industry not classified6,3497.44.66,5897.64.7-240
Total Persons86,031100.0100.086,831100.0100.0-800

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Cumberland City in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,538 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (8,537 people or 9.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,915 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 27,990 people in total or 32.5% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Industry not classified (7.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (6.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (-2,496 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,211 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-1,456 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,335 resident workforce)

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