Federation Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Federation Council area'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 Federation Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Federation Council area, 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 Federation Council area 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
Federation Council area - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing68512.52.082816.72.1-143
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services420.81.0310.60.9+11
Wholesale Trade981.82.81132.33.1-15
Retail Trade5049.29.04709.59.7+34
Accommodation and Food Services3957.26.23817.77.1+14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2975.44.62555.14.7+42
Information Media and Telecommunications130.21.8150.32.2-2
Financial and Insurance Services500.95.3481.04.9+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services320.61.7310.61.8+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1392.58.91342.78.1+5
Administrative and Support Services1442.63.21412.83.5+3
Public Administration and Safety2574.76.12294.66.0+28
Education and Training3406.28.72835.78.4+57
Health Care and Social Assistance67512.314.453910.812.5+136
Arts and Recreation Services470.91.4621.21.5-15
Other Services1933.53.41893.83.7+4
Industry not classified2494.64.62114.24.7+38
Total Persons5,464100.0100.04,966100.0100.0+498

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

  • Manufacturing (795 people or 14.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (685 people or 12.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (675 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,155 people in total or 39.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, NSW employed 5.5% in Manufacturing; 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (14.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (+203 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-143 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+136 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+97 resident workforce)

Federation Council

economic profile