Federation Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Federation Council area, making up 21.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Federation Council area 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 Federation Council area.

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
Federation Council area20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing76014.02.093719.02.2-177
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services310.61.0210.40.9+10
Wholesale Trade671.22.9881.83.1-21
Retail Trade4087.59.04008.19.7+8
Accommodation and Food Services60411.16.259612.17.1+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2825.24.62705.54.7+12
Information Media and Telecommunications70.11.9100.22.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services280.55.3260.55.0+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services270.51.7240.51.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1182.28.91272.68.1-9
Administrative and Support Services1212.23.21112.33.5+10
Public Administration and Safety2174.05.81863.85.9+31
Education and Training2905.38.72314.78.3+59
Health Care and Social Assistance4057.514.43296.712.5+76
Arts and Recreation Services480.91.4701.41.5-22
Other Services1623.03.41613.33.7+1
Industry not classified2614.84.62304.74.7+31
Total persons5,429100.0100.04,919100.0100.0+510

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 Federation Council area in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,177 people or 21.7%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (760 people or 14.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (604 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,541 people in total or 46.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 5.5% in Manufacturing; 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 6.2% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (21.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.0% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.5% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Federation Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+363 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-177 local workers)
  • Construction (+127 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+76 local workers)

Federation Council

economic profile