Resident workers - Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the 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 the Lismore City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the 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 the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Northern Rivers%||Number||%||Northern Rivers%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,095||6.0||5.0||956||5.2||4.8||+139||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||150||0.8||0.9||135||0.7||0.9||+15||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,293||7.1||9.2||1,259||6.8||9.1||+34||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||559||3.1||3.6||576||3.1||3.6||-17||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||183||1.0||1.0||332||1.8||1.2||-149||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||320||1.8||1.5||371||2.0||1.8||-51||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||218||1.2||1.7||243||1.3||1.7||-25||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||792||4.4||4.7||852||4.6||4.5||-60||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||572||3.1||3.6||521||2.8||3.1||+51||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||924||5.1||5.4||940||5.1||5.6||-16||39000||P|
|Education and Training||2,023||11.1||9.4||2,087||11.3||9.2||-64||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||3,453||19.0||16.0||3,259||17.6||14.9||+194||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||210||1.2||1.5||245||1.3||1.4||-35||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||654||3.6||4.4||310||1.7||2.2||+344||44000||P|
The Northern Rivers region comprises the following 7 LGAs: Ballina (A), Byron (A), Clarence Valley (A), Kyogle (A), Lismore (C), Richmond Valley (A) & Tweed (A).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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, Northern Rivers employed 16.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.3% in Retail Trade; and 9.4% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Lismore City and Northern Rivers were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.0% compared to 16.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (11.1% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (6.8% compared to 9.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.1% compared to 9.2%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the 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)