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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Liverpool City, making up 16.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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 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. Liverpool City currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Liverpool City subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Liverpool City 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7201.12.2
Mining570.10.9
Manufacturing7,02010.35.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5730.80.9
Construction5,2417.78.4
Wholesale Trade2,7744.13.1
Retail Trade7,68311.39.7
Accommodation and Food Services3,4065.07.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2206.24.7
Information Media and Telecommunications4240.62.2
Financial and Insurance Services7931.25.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9811.41.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2453.38.1
Administrative and Support Services2,0043.03.5
Public Administration and Safety5,7288.45.9
Education and Training5,9828.88.3
Health Care and Social Assistance10,91316.112.5
Arts and Recreation Services6410.91.5
Other Services2,2253.33.7
Industry not classified4,2566.34.7

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, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Liverpool City: 1.1% Mining, Liverpool City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Liverpool City: 10.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Liverpool City: 0.8% Construction, Liverpool City: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, Liverpool City: 4.1% Retail Trade, Liverpool City: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Liverpool City: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Liverpool City: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Liverpool City: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Liverpool City: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Liverpool City: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Liverpool City: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Liverpool City: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Liverpool City: 8.4% Education and Training, Liverpool City: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Liverpool City: 16.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Liverpool City: 0.9% Other Services, Liverpool City: 3.3% Industry not classified, Liverpool City: 6.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 Liverpool City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,913 local workers 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (7,683 local workers 11.3%)
  • Manufacturing (7,020 local workers 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 25,616 people in total or 37.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 5.9% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Liverpool City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.0%)

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