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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Mosman Council area, making up 11.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Mosman Council area 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 the Mosman Council area.

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. The Mosman Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Mosman Council area subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Mosman Council area 2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing200.22.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.10.9
Wholesale Trade1151.33.1
Retail Trade98311.39.7
Accommodation and Food Services90210.37.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing630.74.7
Information Media and Telecommunications881.02.2
Financial and Insurance Services3043.55.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3744.31.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services89410.28.1
Administrative and Support Services2552.93.5
Public Administration and Safety5236.05.9
Education and Training90810.48.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,01511.612.5
Arts and Recreation Services6707.71.5
Other Services4465.13.7
Industry not classified3744.34.7

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, Mosman Council area: 0.2% Mining, Mosman Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Mosman Council area: 1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mosman Council area: 0.1% Construction, Mosman Council area: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Mosman Council area: 1.3% Retail Trade, Mosman Council area: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Mosman Council area: 10.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mosman Council area: 0.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mosman Council area: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Mosman Council area: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mosman Council area: 4.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mosman Council area: 10.2% Administrative and Support Services, Mosman Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Mosman Council area: 6.0% Education and Training, Mosman Council area: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mosman Council area: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Mosman Council area: 7.7% Other Services, Mosman Council area: 5.1% Industry not classified, Mosman Council area: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Mosman Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,015 local workers 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (983 local workers 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (908 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,906 people in total or 33.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Mosman Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Arts and Recreation Services (7.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.7% compared to 4.7%)