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 the 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
|Employment (Census) by industry sector|
|Inner West Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Australia||Number||%||Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||106||0.2||2.5||64||0.1||2.5||+42|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||118||0.2||1.1||109||0.2||1.1||+9|
|Accommodation and Food Services||5,370||8.6||6.9||4,162||7.3||6.5||+1,208|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||2,257||3.6||4.7||2,501||4.4||4.8||-244|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1,315||2.1||1.7||1,221||2.1||1.8||+94|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,221||2.0||3.6||908||1.6||3.8||+313|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,212||1.9||1.7||1,497||2.6||1.6||-285|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||5,187||8.3||7.3||4,997||8.8||7.3||+190|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,833||2.9||3.4||1,832||3.2||3.2||+1|
|Public Administration and Safety||4,345||7.0||6.7||3,485||6.1||6.9||+860|
|Education and Training||5,458||8.7||8.7||4,633||8.1||8.0||+825|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||8,210||13.2||12.6||7,414||13.0||11.6||+796|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1,279||2.0||1.7||1,176||2.1||1.5||+103|
|Industry not classified||3,503||5.6||4.4||1,547||2.7||2.3||+1,956|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Inner West Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (8,210 people or 13.2%)
- Retail Trade (7,083 people or 11.3%)
- Education and Training (5,458 people or 8.7%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 20,751 people in total or 33.2% of the local workers.
In comparison, Australia employed 12.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Inner West Council area and Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (8.6% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 3.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.0% compared to 1.7%)
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)