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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.

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 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1660.22.1710.12.2+95
Mining1140.10.9940.11.0+20
Manufacturing3,5463.65.84,7275.18.4-1,181
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5850.60.95760.61.1+9
Construction5,0735.18.44,0724.47.3+1,001
Wholesale Trade2,6452.73.13,8114.14.4-1,166
Retail Trade7,2847.39.76,9787.510.3+306
Accommodation and Food Services6,8876.97.15,7916.36.7+1,096
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,3053.34.73,4003.74.9-95
Information Media and Telecommunications5,3735.42.25,3305.82.3+43
Financial and Insurance Services7,3647.44.97,1007.75.0+264
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8121.81.81,5961.71.6+216
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,04014.18.112,48213.57.9+1,558
Administrative and Support Services3,5803.63.53,5863.93.3-6
Public Administration and Safety6,3286.46.05,8706.36.1+458
Education and Training10,45710.58.49,42110.27.9+1,036
Health Care and Social Assistance11,02011.112.510,11010.911.6+910
Arts and Recreation Services2,9763.01.52,5622.81.5+414
Other Services3,1013.13.72,9683.23.7+133
Industry not classified3,9183.94.71,9652.12.5+1,953

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% 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: 0.1% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: 0.6% Construction, Inner West Council area: 5.1% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: 2.7% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: 5.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: 7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: 14.1% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: 6.4% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: 3.0% Other Services, Inner West Council area: 3.1% Industry not classified, Inner West Council area: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: +95 Mining, Inner West Council area: +20 Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: -1,181 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: +9 Construction, Inner West Council area: +1,001 Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -1,166 Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: +306 Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: +1,096 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: -95 Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: +43 Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: +264 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: +216 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: +1,558 Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: +458 Education and Training, Inner West Council area: +1,036 Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: +910 Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: +414 Other Services, Inner West Council area: +133 Industry not classified, Inner West Council area: +1,953
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in 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, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (5.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (7.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.1% compared to 8.4%)

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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