Georges River Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Georges River 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 Georges River Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Georges River 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 Georges River 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Georges River Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1510.22.1310.02.1+120
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4360.60.95350.81.0-99
Wholesale Trade2,4143.53.13,4735.14.2-1,059
Retail Trade7,04010.19.76,3539.49.7+687
Accommodation and Food Services5,9008.57.14,8387.26.3+1,062
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3466.34.74,6296.94.6-283
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4962.22.21,5532.32.2-57
Financial and Insurance Services4,7556.84.94,5836.84.8+172
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4862.11.81,1841.81.5+302
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,4339.38.15,6688.47.4+765
Administrative and Support Services2,7433.93.52,3323.53.1+411
Public Administration and Safety3,3124.86.03,3254.95.8-13
Education and Training5,0847.38.44,5056.77.5+579
Health Care and Social Assistance8,43212.112.56,92510.310.9+1,507
Arts and Recreation Services1,0161.51.58701.31.4+146
Other Services2,3823.43.72,1723.23.5+210
Industry not classified3,5795.14.71,6442.42.3+1,935
Total Persons69,535100.0100.063,479100.0100.0+6,056

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 Georges River Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,432 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (7,040 people or 10.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,433 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 21,905 people in total or 31.5% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Georges River Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (6.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.3% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.5% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Georges River Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,935 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,507 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,380 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,062 resident workforce)

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