Inner West Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the Inner West Council area'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 the Inner West Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Inner West Council area, 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 the Inner West Council area 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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Inner West Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. AustraliaNumber%. Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1660.22.5710.12.3+95
Mining1140.11.7940.11.7+20
Manufacturing3,5463.66.44,7274.98.5-1,181
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5850.61.15760.61.1+9
Construction5,0735.18.54,0724.27.8+1,001
Wholesale Trade2,6452.72.93,8113.93.8-1,166
Retail Trade7,2847.39.96,9787.29.9+306
Accommodation and Food Services6,8876.96.95,7915.96.1+1,096
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,3053.34.73,4003.54.5-95
Information Media and Telecommunications5,3735.41.75,3305.51.7+43
Financial and Insurance Services7,3647.43.67,1007.33.5+264
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8121.81.71,5961.61.5+216
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,04014.17.312,48212.86.8+1,558
Administrative and Support Services3,5803.63.43,5863.73.0-6
Public Administration and Safety6,3286.46.75,8706.06.5+458
Education and Training10,45710.58.79,4219.77.5+1,036
Health Care and Social Assistance11,02011.112.610,11010.411.0+910
Arts and Recreation Services2,9763.01.72,5622.61.4+414
Other Services3,1013.13.72,9683.03.5+133
Industry not classified3,9183.94.41,9652.02.2+1,953
Total Persons99,574100.0100.092,510100.0100.0+7,064

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 the Inner West Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14,040 people or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,020 people or 11.1%)
  • Education and Training (10,457 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 35,517 people in total or 35.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Australia employed 7.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.6% 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 the Inner West Council area and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (7.4% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (5.4% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.1% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+1,953 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,558 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,181 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,166 resident workforce)

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