Liverpool City

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Liverpool City, making up 18.0% 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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Liverpool City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6540.92.07201.12.2-66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5860.81.05730.80.9+13
Wholesale Trade3,2484.22.92,7744.13.1+474
Retail Trade7,98110.49.07,68311.39.7+298
Accommodation and Food Services3,6604.86.23,4065.07.1+254
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,0827.94.64,2206.24.7+1,862
Information Media and Telecommunications5770.81.94240.62.2+153
Financial and Insurance Services1,0571.45.37931.25.0+264
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8911.21.79811.41.8-90
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2743.08.92,2453.38.1+29
Administrative and Support Services2,0902.73.22,0043.03.5+86
Public Administration and Safety6,4628.45.85,7288.45.9+734
Education and Training7,2159.48.75,9828.88.3+1,233
Health Care and Social Assistance13,78818.014.410,91316.112.5+2,875
Arts and Recreation Services6850.91.46410.91.5+44
Other Services2,0952.73.42,2253.33.7-130
Industry not classified4,2755.64.64,2566.34.7+19
Total persons76,638100.0100.067,886100.0100.0+8,752

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Liverpool City in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,788 people or 18.0%)
  • Retail Trade (7,981 people or 10.4%)
  • Education and Training (7,215 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28,984 people in total or 37.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.0% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (8.8% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Liverpool City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,875 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,862 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,233 local workers)
  • Construction (+912 local workers)

Liverpool City Council

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