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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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Liverpool City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Liverpool City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7201.12.26381.12.2+82
Mining570.10.9440.11.0+13
Manufacturing7,02010.35.98,86514.88.5-1,845
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5730.80.96751.11.1-102
Construction5,2417.78.43,7466.37.3+1,495
Wholesale Trade2,7744.13.13,4155.74.5-641
Retail Trade7,68311.39.76,40110.710.4+1,282
Accommodation and Food Services3,4065.07.12,7334.66.7+673
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2206.24.73,7186.25.0+502
Information Media and Telecommunications4240.62.24870.82.3-63
Financial and Insurance Services7931.25.07991.35.1-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9811.41.88751.51.6+106
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2453.38.11,8453.17.9+400
Administrative and Support Services2,0043.03.52,3644.03.3-360
Public Administration and Safety5,7288.45.95,1268.65.9+602
Education and Training5,9828.88.35,0858.57.9+897
Health Care and Social Assistance10,91316.112.58,64614.511.6+2,267
Arts and Recreation Services6410.91.55440.91.5+97
Other Services2,2253.33.71,9733.33.8+252
Industry not classified4,2566.34.71,8153.02.5+2,441
Total persons67,886100.0100.059,824100.0100.0+8,062

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

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 people or 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (7,683 people or 11.3%)
  • Manufacturing (7,020 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,616 people in total or 37.7% of the 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Liverpool City were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+2,441 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,267 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,845 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,495 local workers)

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