Hawkesbury City

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in Hawkesbury City, making up 13.8% 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).

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
Hawkesbury City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1834.52.01,1504.82.2+33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2420.91.03011.20.9-59
Wholesale Trade5782.22.94481.93.1+130
Retail Trade2,3909.09.02,3269.79.7+64
Accommodation and Food Services1,7936.86.21,8337.67.1-40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9723.74.67923.34.7+180
Information Media and Telecommunications1700.61.93571.52.2-187
Financial and Insurance Services2811.15.32671.15.0+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3601.41.73301.41.8+30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0183.88.99013.78.1+117
Administrative and Support Services5962.23.26132.53.5-17
Public Administration and Safety1,8847.15.82,1769.05.9-292
Education and Training2,72510.38.72,3429.78.3+383
Health Care and Social Assistance3,27912.414.42,57710.712.5+702
Arts and Recreation Services4291.61.44351.81.5-6
Other Services1,2084.63.41,0504.43.7+158
Industry not classified1,3195.04.61,3255.54.7-6
Total persons26,507100.0100.024,095100.0100.0+2,412

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

  • Construction (3,661 people or 13.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,279 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (2,725 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,665 people in total or 36.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.6% in Construction; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.7% 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 the field of Construction (13.8% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (8.9% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Hawkesbury City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+865 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+702 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+383 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+307 local workers)

Hawkesbury City

economic profile