North Sydney Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of North Sydney Council area'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 North Sydney Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in North Sydney Council area, 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 North Sydney Council area 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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
North Sydney Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1170.32.1590.22.1+58
Mining1180.30.91170.30.9+1
Manufacturing1,1832.95.81,4313.67.9-248
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2170.50.91960.51.0+21
Construction1,6044.08.41,2593.26.9+345
Wholesale Trade1,4243.53.11,8024.64.2-378
Retail Trade2,3175.79.72,1795.69.7+138
Accommodation and Food Services2,0195.07.11,8904.86.3+129
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9492.34.78892.34.6+60
Information Media and Telecommunications2,2325.52.22,2845.82.2-52
Financial and Insurance Services5,13212.74.95,23813.34.8-106
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1262.81.89992.51.5+127
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,41220.88.18,09220.67.4+320
Administrative and Support Services1,4123.53.51,4473.73.1-35
Public Administration and Safety1,9084.76.01,6934.35.8+215
Education and Training2,9677.38.42,5696.57.5+398
Health Care and Social Assistance3,9699.812.53,2758.310.9+694
Arts and Recreation Services7942.01.56721.71.4+122
Other Services9632.43.79282.43.5+35
Industry not classified1,5743.94.77772.02.3+797
Total Persons40,437100.0100.037,796100.0100.0+2,641

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in North Sydney Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8,412 people or 20.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (5,132 people or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,969 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 17,513 people in total or 43.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 4.9% in Financial and Insurance Services and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of North Sydney Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (20.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (12.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (4.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (5.7% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in North Sydney Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+797 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+694 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+398 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-378 resident workforce)

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