Kiama Municipality

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Kiama Municipality'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 Kiama Municipality residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Kiama Municipality, 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 Kiama Municipality 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
Kiama Municipality - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1951.92.01781.92.1+17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1041.01.0991.00.9+5
Wholesale Trade1581.52.81401.53.1+18
Retail Trade7066.99.07648.19.7-58
Accommodation and Food Services8148.06.28218.77.1-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2892.84.63393.64.7-50
Information Media and Telecommunications1081.11.8710.72.2+37
Financial and Insurance Services2622.65.32342.54.9+28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1681.61.71551.61.8+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7267.18.95375.78.1+189
Administrative and Support Services2482.43.22482.63.5--
Public Administration and Safety9098.96.18529.06.0+57
Education and Training1,29412.78.71,23513.08.4+59
Health Care and Social Assistance1,58215.514.41,36214.412.5+220
Arts and Recreation Services1591.61.41561.61.5+3
Other Services2962.93.42893.03.7+7
Industry not classified2992.94.63033.24.7-4
Total Persons10,215100.0100.09,481100.0100.0+734

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 Kiama Municipality in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,582 people or 15.5%)
  • Education and Training (1,294 people or 12.7%)
  • Construction (1,233 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,109 people in total or 40.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 8.6% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Kiama Municipality and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (12.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (8.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.6% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+220 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+189 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+151 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (+60 resident workforce)

Kiama Municipal Council

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