Griffith City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Griffith 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 Griffith City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Griffith 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 Griffith 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
Griffith City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,69912.42.01,32211.32.1+377
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1901.41.01741.50.9+16
Wholesale Trade3782.82.82882.53.1+90
Retail Trade1,38410.19.01,42412.29.7-40
Accommodation and Food Services6464.76.26085.27.1+38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4012.94.63513.04.7+50
Information Media and Telecommunications620.51.8720.62.2-10
Financial and Insurance Services1551.15.31721.54.9-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1170.91.71181.01.8-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4583.38.93883.38.1+70
Administrative and Support Services3572.63.23322.83.5+25
Public Administration and Safety5424.06.14924.26.0+50
Education and Training8866.58.77726.68.4+114
Health Care and Social Assistance1,52911.214.41,1569.912.5+373
Arts and Recreation Services1010.71.4670.61.5+34
Other Services4973.63.44814.13.7+16
Industry not classified7665.64.65204.44.7+246
Total Persons13,694100.0100.011,715100.0100.0+1,979

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

  • Manufacturing (2,568 people or 18.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,699 people or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,529 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,796 people in total or 42.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales 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 Griffith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (18.8% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (+398 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+377 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+373 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+246 resident workforce)

Griffith City

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