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Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the Northern Beaches 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 the Northern Beaches Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Northern Beaches 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 the Northern Beaches 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Northern Beaches Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4300.32.12800.22.2+150
Mining2340.20.92200.21.0+14
Manufacturing5,6934.45.87,6106.38.4-1,917
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7550.60.98490.71.1-94
Construction11,5868.98.49,9958.27.3+1,591
Wholesale Trade5,2774.13.17,8026.44.4-2,525
Retail Trade11,8209.19.711,7219.610.3+99
Accommodation and Food Services7,7636.07.16,6915.56.7+1,072
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6102.84.73,5192.94.9+91
Information Media and Telecommunications4,6573.62.24,5853.82.3+72
Financial and Insurance Services8,7396.74.98,4737.05.0+266
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,1162.41.82,7792.31.6+337
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,11413.28.116,01013.27.9+1,104
Administrative and Support Services4,9033.83.54,6583.83.3+245
Public Administration and Safety5,4104.26.05,0034.16.1+407
Education and Training11,0408.58.49,4647.87.9+1,576
Health Care and Social Assistance13,92210.712.512,22910.111.6+1,693
Arts and Recreation Services2,5892.01.52,2061.81.5+383
Other Services4,8113.73.74,7003.93.7+111
Industry not classified6,2224.84.72,8402.32.5+3,382

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% 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, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.3% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.2% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.6% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.1% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 6.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.2% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.2% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.0% Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.7% Industry not classified, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: +150 Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: +14 Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: -1,917 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -94 Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,591 Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -2,525 Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: +99 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,072 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: +91 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: +72 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +266 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +337 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,104 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +245 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: +407 Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,576 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,693 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +383 Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +111 Industry not classified, Northern Beaches Council area: +3,382
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17,114 people or 13.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,922 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (11,820 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 42,856 people in total or 33.0% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+3,382 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-2,525 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,917 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,693 resident workforce)

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