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Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in Hawkesbury City, making up 11.6% of total employment.

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

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Hawkesbury City currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Hawkesbury City subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Hawkesbury City 2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1504.82.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3011.20.9
Wholesale Trade4481.93.1
Retail Trade2,3269.79.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,8337.67.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7923.34.7
Information Media and Telecommunications3571.52.2
Financial and Insurance Services2671.15.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3301.41.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9013.78.1
Administrative and Support Services6132.53.5
Public Administration and Safety2,1769.05.9
Education and Training2,3429.78.3
Health Care and Social Assistance2,57710.712.5
Arts and Recreation Services4351.81.5
Other Services1,0504.43.7
Industry not classified1,3255.54.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hawkesbury City: 4.8% Mining, Hawkesbury City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Hawkesbury City: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hawkesbury City: 1.2% Construction, Hawkesbury City: 11.6% Wholesale Trade, Hawkesbury City: 1.9% Retail Trade, Hawkesbury City: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Hawkesbury City: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hawkesbury City: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hawkesbury City: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Hawkesbury City: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hawkesbury City: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hawkesbury City: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Hawkesbury City: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Hawkesbury City: 9.0% Education and Training, Hawkesbury City: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hawkesbury City: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Hawkesbury City: 1.8% Other Services, Hawkesbury City: 4.4% Industry not classified, Hawkesbury City: 5.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Hawkesbury City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (2,796 local workers 11.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,577 local workers 10.7%)
  • Education and Training (2,342 local workers 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,715 people in total or 32.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Hawkesbury City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (11.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.0%)