Fairfield City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Fairfield City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4190.72.04870.72.1-68
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4780.71.05260.70.9-48
Wholesale Trade2,4413.82.82,7533.83.1-312
Retail Trade7,04211.09.07,89011.09.7-848
Accommodation and Food Services3,6785.86.24,7216.67.1-1,043
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9617.84.64,8496.74.7+112
Information Media and Telecommunications7671.21.81,0461.52.2-279
Financial and Insurance Services2,9964.75.33,0564.34.9-60
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8091.31.79631.31.8-154
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2935.28.93,3234.68.1-30
Administrative and Support Services2,2433.53.22,5583.63.5-315
Public Administration and Safety2,6684.26.12,7573.86.0-89
Education and Training3,9066.18.73,7695.28.4+137
Health Care and Social Assistance7,35611.514.46,7289.412.5+628
Arts and Recreation Services5220.81.47851.11.5-263
Other Services2,5914.13.43,4814.83.7-890
Industry not classified4,9477.84.66,1598.64.7-1,212
Total Persons63,822100.0100.071,896100.0100.0-8,074

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,356 people or 11.5%)
  • Manufacturing (7,283 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,042 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 21,681 people in total or 34.0% of the total resident workforce.

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

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 (11.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Industry not classified (7.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.8% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (-2,050 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,271 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (-1,212 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-1,043 resident workforce)

Fairfield City

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