Fairfield City

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Fairfield City, making up 13.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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
Fairfield City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2930.52.02920.52.2+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5741.01.03650.60.9+209
Wholesale Trade3,3665.82.93,3545.93.1+12
Retail Trade5,82110.09.06,14410.89.7-323
Accommodation and Food Services3,7346.46.24,3317.67.1-597
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3047.44.63,9266.94.7+378
Information Media and Telecommunications3110.51.93510.62.2-40
Financial and Insurance Services7911.45.37601.35.0+31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7901.41.78301.51.8-40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9033.38.91,6452.98.1+258
Administrative and Support Services1,9123.33.21,8273.23.5+85
Public Administration and Safety2,1673.75.82,1493.85.9+18
Education and Training5,4009.38.75,1319.08.3+269
Health Care and Social Assistance6,78911.714.45,73110.012.5+1,058
Arts and Recreation Services3530.61.44940.91.5-141
Other Services2,3324.03.42,5384.43.7-206
Industry not classified4,3617.54.64,5127.94.7-151
Total persons58,067100.0100.057,091100.0100.0+976

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

  • Manufacturing (7,742 people or 13.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,789 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (5,821 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,352 people in total or 35.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.5% in Manufacturing; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (13.3% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (5.8% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,058 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-597 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+378 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-323 local workers)

Fairfield City

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