Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Northern Beaches Council area, making up 13.0% of total employment.
Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Northern Beaches 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 Northern Beaches 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Employment (Census) by industry sector|
|Northern Beaches Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||388||0.4||2.2||192||0.2||2.2||+196|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||468||0.5||0.9||458||0.6||1.1||+10|
|Accommodation and Food Services||7,517||8.5||7.1||6,391||7.8||6.7||+1,126|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,949||2.2||4.7||1,646||2.0||5.0||+303|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1,654||1.9||2.2||1,561||1.9||2.3||+93|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,868||2.1||5.0||2,019||2.5||5.1||-151|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,899||2.2||1.8||1,762||2.2||1.6||+137|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||8,466||9.6||8.1||7,897||9.6||7.9||+569|
|Administrative and Support Services||2,753||3.1||3.5||2,342||2.9||3.3||+411|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,768||3.1||5.9||2,570||3.1||5.9||+198|
|Education and Training||7,943||9.0||8.3||6,791||8.3||7.9||+1,152|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||11,458||13.0||12.5||9,727||11.9||11.6||+1,731|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1,695||1.9||1.5||1,458||1.8||1.5||+237|
|Industry not classified||4,830||5.5||4.7||2,052||2.5||2.5||+2,778|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Northern Beaches Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (11,458 people or 13.0%)
- Retail Trade (11,140 people or 12.6%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8,466 people or 9.6%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 31,064 people in total or 35.2% of the local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Northern Beaches Council area and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 5.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.2% compared to 4.7%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Beaches Council area were for those employed in:
- Industry not classified (+2,778 local workers)
- Wholesale Trade (-2,583 local workers)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,731 local workers)
- Manufacturing (-1,346 local workers)