Lismore City

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Lismore City'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 Lismore City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Lismore City, 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 Lismore City 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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Lismore City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0956.02.19564.72.1+139
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1500.80.91350.71.0+15
Wholesale Trade3361.83.15232.64.2-187
Retail Trade2,27912.59.72,55512.79.7-276
Accommodation and Food Services1,2937.17.11,2596.26.3+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5593.14.75762.94.6-17
Information Media and Telecommunications1831.02.23321.62.2-149
Financial and Insurance Services3201.84.93711.84.8-51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2181.21.82431.21.5-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7924.48.18524.27.4-60
Administrative and Support Services5723.13.55212.63.1+51
Public Administration and Safety9245.16.09404.75.8-16
Education and Training2,02311.18.42,08710.47.5-64
Health Care and Social Assistance3,45319.012.53,25916.210.9+194
Arts and Recreation Services2101.21.52451.21.4-35
Other Services7153.93.77103.53.5+5
Industry not classified6543.64.73101.52.3+344
Total Persons18,175100.0100.018,497100.0100.0-322

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Lismore City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,453 people or 19.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,279 people or 12.5%)
  • Education and Training (2,023 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,755 people in total or 42.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+344 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-276 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-228 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+194 resident workforce)

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