Fairfield City

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Fairfield City, making up 13.6% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Fairfield City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Fairfield City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2920.52.22280.42.2+64
Mining690.10.9420.11.0+27
Manufacturing7,76113.65.911,22521.18.5-3,464
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3650.60.93280.61.1+37
Construction4,8818.58.43,3936.47.3+1,488
Wholesale Trade3,3545.93.14,3998.34.5-1,045
Retail Trade6,14410.89.75,97111.210.4+173
Accommodation and Food Services4,3317.67.13,7687.16.7+563
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9266.94.73,1716.05.0+755
Information Media and Telecommunications3510.62.23060.62.3+45
Financial and Insurance Services7601.35.07831.55.1-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8301.51.86641.21.6+166
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6452.98.11,4392.77.9+206
Administrative and Support Services1,8273.23.51,3932.63.3+434
Public Administration and Safety2,1493.85.92,0593.95.9+90
Education and Training5,1319.08.34,4538.47.9+678
Health Care and Social Assistance5,73110.012.54,8289.111.6+903
Arts and Recreation Services4940.91.54220.81.5+72
Other Services2,5384.43.72,2804.33.8+258
Industry not classified4,5127.94.72,0103.82.5+2,502
Total persons57,091100.0100.053,170100.0100.0+3,921

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (7,761 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (6,144 people or 10.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,731 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,636 people in total or 34.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.9% in Manufacturing; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (13.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Industry not classified (7.9% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Fairfield City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-3,464 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+2,502 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,488 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,045 local workers)

Fairfield City

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