Fairfield City

Resident workers - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of Fairfield 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 Fairfield City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Fairfield City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4870.72.13550.52.1+132
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5260.70.95210.71.0+5
Wholesale Trade2,7533.83.13,7835.04.2-1,030
Retail Trade7,89011.09.77,90910.49.7-19
Accommodation and Food Services4,7216.67.14,2375.66.3+484
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,8496.74.74,6096.14.6+240
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0461.52.21,1591.52.2-113
Financial and Insurance Services3,0564.34.93,1834.24.8-127
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9631.31.88151.11.5+148
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3234.68.13,1504.17.4+173
Administrative and Support Services2,5583.63.52,3403.13.1+218
Public Administration and Safety2,7573.86.02,7783.75.8-21
Education and Training3,7695.28.42,9073.87.5+862
Health Care and Social Assistance6,7289.412.55,8907.810.9+838
Arts and Recreation Services7851.11.57080.91.4+77
Other Services3,4814.83.73,1114.13.5+370
Industry not classified6,1598.64.73,0114.02.3+3,148
Total Persons71,896100.0100.068,611100.0100.0+3,285

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Fairfield City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (8,554 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (7,890 people or 11.0%)
  • Construction (7,403 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 23,847 people in total or 33.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.8% in Manufacturing; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Industry not classified (8.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.4% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-3,706 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+3,148 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+1,554 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,030 resident workforce)

Fairfield City

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