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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Inner West Council area, making up 13.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Inner West Council area 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 the Inner West Council area.

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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Inner West Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Inner West Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1060.22.2640.12.2+42
Mining250.00.9200.01.0+5
Manufacturing4,1326.65.95,1359.08.5-1,003
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1180.20.91090.21.1+9
Construction4,7827.78.43,4616.17.3+1,321
Wholesale Trade2,0443.33.13,0635.44.5-1,019
Retail Trade7,08311.39.77,09112.410.4-8
Accommodation and Food Services5,3708.67.14,1627.36.7+1,208
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2573.64.72,5014.45.0-244
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3152.12.21,2212.12.3+94
Financial and Insurance Services1,2212.05.09081.65.1+313
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2121.91.81,4972.61.6-285
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1878.38.14,9978.87.9+190
Administrative and Support Services1,8332.93.51,8323.23.3+1
Public Administration and Safety4,3457.05.93,4856.15.9+860
Education and Training5,4588.78.34,6338.17.9+825
Health Care and Social Assistance8,21013.212.57,41413.011.6+796
Arts and Recreation Services1,2792.01.51,1762.11.5+103
Other Services2,9334.73.72,6544.73.8+279
Industry not classified3,5035.64.71,5472.72.5+1,956

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, Inner West Council area: 0.2% Mining, Inner West Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: 0.2% Construction, Inner West Council area: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: 3.3% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: 7.0% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: 2.0% Other Services, Inner West Council area: 4.7% Industry not classified, Inner West Council area: 5.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: +42 Mining, Inner West Council area: +5 Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: -1,003 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: +9 Construction, Inner West Council area: +1,321 Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -1,019 Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: -8 Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: +1,208 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: -244 Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: +94 Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: +313 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: -285 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: +190 Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: +860 Education and Training, Inner West Council area: +825 Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: +796 Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: +103 Other Services, Inner West Council area: +279 Industry not classified, Inner West Council area: +1,956
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Inner West Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,210 local workers 13.2%)
  • Retail Trade (7,083 local workers 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (5,458 local workers 8.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 20,751 people in total or 33.2% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Inner West Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,956 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,321 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,208 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,019 local workers)

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