Hawkesbury City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Hawkesbury City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0153.02.09312.92.1+84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4551.41.04191.30.9+36
Wholesale Trade1,0213.12.81,0343.23.1-13
Retail Trade2,8868.79.03,0809.59.7-194
Accommodation and Food Services1,5904.86.21,7155.37.1-125
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5924.84.61,4964.64.7+96
Information Media and Telecommunications3050.91.84741.52.2-169
Financial and Insurance Services7092.15.37352.34.9-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5201.61.75031.61.8+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5834.78.91,4744.68.1+109
Administrative and Support Services9432.83.29452.93.5-2
Public Administration and Safety2,1286.46.12,3017.16.0-173
Education and Training3,0839.28.72,7628.58.4+321
Health Care and Social Assistance3,74011.214.43,1899.912.5+551
Arts and Recreation Services4941.51.45661.81.5-72
Other Services1,6645.03.41,5314.73.7+133
Industry not classified1,6144.84.61,7445.44.7-130
Total Persons33,358100.0100.032,325100.0100.0+1,033

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

  • Construction (5,450 people or 16.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,740 people or 11.2%)
  • Education and Training (3,083 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,273 people in total or 36.8% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of Hawkesbury City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (16.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.2% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+551 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+540 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+321 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-194 resident workforce)

Hawkesbury City

economic profile