Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the NSROC Region'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 NSROC Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the NSROC Region, 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 NSROC Region 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
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|NSROC Region - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,057||0.4||2.1||749||0.3||2.1||+308|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,773||0.6||0.9||1,775||0.6||1.0||-2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||16,368||5.5||7.1||14,099||4.9||6.3||+2,269|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||7,750||2.6||4.7||7,494||2.6||4.6||+256|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||12,699||4.2||2.2||12,208||4.3||2.2||+491|
|Financial and Insurance Services||28,653||9.6||4.9||27,184||9.5||4.8||+1,469|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||7,423||2.5||1.8||5,989||2.1||1.5||+1,434|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||47,725||15.9||8.1||44,972||15.7||7.4||+2,753|
|Administrative and Support Services||9,531||3.2||3.5||9,315||3.2||3.1||+216|
|Public Administration and Safety||12,915||4.3||6.0||11,678||4.1||5.8||+1,237|
|Education and Training||27,100||9.1||8.4||24,063||8.4||7.5||+3,037|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||36,075||12.1||12.5||32,041||11.2||10.9||+4,034|
|Arts and Recreation Services||4,795||1.6||1.5||4,271||1.5||1.4||+524|
|Industry not classified||12,564||4.2||4.7||6,066||2.1||2.3||+6,498|
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the NSROC Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (47,725 people or 15.9%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (36,075 people or 12.1%)
- Financial and Insurance Services (28,653 people or 9.6%)
In combination these three industries employed 112,453 people in total or 37.6% 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 4.9% in Financial and Insurance Services.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.9% compared to 8.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (9.6% compared to 4.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.2% compared to 8.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.6% compared to 4.7%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the NSROC Region were for those employed in:
- Industry not classified (+6,498 resident workforce)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,034 resident workforce)
- Wholesale Trade (-3,364 resident workforce)
- Manufacturing (-3,136 resident workforce)