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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Lismore City, making up 22.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Lismore City 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 Lismore City.

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, Lismore City 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
Lismore City 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0185.16.09204.56.1+98
Mining310.22.4290.12.5+2
Manufacturing1,0005.06.21,2286.08.6-228
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1700.81.31660.81.5+4
Construction9674.87.19794.86.4-12
Wholesale Trade3651.82.05572.72.8-192
Retail Trade2,49112.411.02,75013.512.0-259
Accommodation and Food Services1,2976.58.61,2776.38.3+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5702.83.86333.14.0-63
Information Media and Telecommunications2281.10.84012.00.9-173
Financial and Insurance Services4022.02.04772.32.2-75
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2401.21.42471.21.5-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8654.34.49324.64.4-67
Administrative and Support Services5412.72.95042.52.5+37
Public Administration and Safety1,2046.06.71,1505.76.6+54
Education and Training2,44812.29.32,49912.38.8-51
Health Care and Social Assistance4,53422.615.14,22520.813.5+309
Arts and Recreation Services2041.01.22241.11.2-20
Other Services8124.04.07983.94.0+14
Industry not classified7173.63.83361.72.1+381

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, Regional NSW: 6.0% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.7% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: 5.1% Mining, Lismore City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Lismore City: 5.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: 0.8% Construction, Lismore City: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: 1.8% Retail Trade, Lismore City: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: 6.0% Education and Training, Lismore City: 12.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: 22.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: 1.0% Other Services, Lismore City: 4.0% Industry not classified, Lismore City: 3.6%
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, Lismore City: +98 Mining, Lismore City: +2 Manufacturing, Lismore City: -228 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: +4 Construction, Lismore City: -12 Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: -192 Retail Trade, Lismore City: -259 Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: +20 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -63 Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: -173 Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: -75 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: -67 Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: +37 Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: +54 Education and Training, Lismore City: -51 Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: +309 Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: -20 Other Services, Lismore City: +14 Industry not classified, Lismore City: +381
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 Lismore City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,534 local workers 22.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,491 local workers 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (2,448 local workers 12.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,473 people in total or 47.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Lismore City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (22.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Lismore City were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+381 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+309 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-259 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-228 local workers)

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