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Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of Hawkesbury 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 Hawkesbury City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Hawkesbury 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 Hawkesbury 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Hawkesbury City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9312.92.18372.62.1+94
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4191.30.93801.21.0+39
Wholesale Trade1,0343.23.11,5174.64.2-483
Retail Trade3,0809.59.73,2509.99.7-170
Accommodation and Food Services1,7155.37.11,6044.96.3+111
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4964.64.71,5074.64.6-11
Information Media and Telecommunications4741.52.25041.52.2-30
Financial and Insurance Services7352.34.97412.34.8-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5031.61.84721.41.5+31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4744.68.11,3974.37.4+77
Administrative and Support Services9452.93.58202.53.1+125
Public Administration and Safety2,3017.16.02,6298.05.8-328
Education and Training2,7628.58.42,5467.87.5+216
Health Care and Social Assistance3,1899.912.52,8788.810.9+311
Arts and Recreation Services5661.81.54851.51.4+81
Other Services1,5314.73.71,5094.63.5+22
Industry not classified1,7445.44.77242.22.3+1,020
Total Persons32,325100.0100.031,175100.0100.0+1,150

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Hawkesbury City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (4,910 people or 15.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,189 people or 9.9%)
  • Retail Trade (3,080 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,179 people in total or 34.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (15.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.9% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Hawkesbury City were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,020 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+996 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-973 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-483 resident workforce)

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