Lismore City

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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Lismore City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Northern RiversNumber%. Northern Rivers2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0956.05.09564.74.4+139
Mining790.40.6670.30.5+12
Manufacturing1,0775.95.61,3056.56.5-228
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1500.80.91350.70.9+15
Construction1,2436.89.01,2516.28.1-8
Wholesale Trade3361.81.85232.62.7-187
Retail Trade2,27912.511.32,55512.711.8-276
Accommodation and Food Services1,2937.19.21,2596.28.4+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5593.13.65762.93.3-17
Information Media and Telecommunications1831.01.03321.61.1-149
Financial and Insurance Services3201.81.53711.81.7-51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2181.21.52431.21.6-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7924.44.78524.24.1-60
Administrative and Support Services5723.13.65212.62.8+51
Public Administration and Safety9245.15.49404.75.1-16
Education and Training2,02311.19.42,08710.48.4-64
Health Care and Social Assistance3,45319.016.03,25916.213.7+194
Arts and Recreation Services2101.21.52451.21.3-35
Other Services7153.93.77103.53.4+5
Industry not classified6543.64.43101.52.0+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 the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the 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 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%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (11.1% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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)

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