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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Parramatta, making up 15.0% of total employment.

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

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

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. To provide this detail, City of Parramatta in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Parramatta 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1850.12.2980.12.2+87
Mining820.10.91020.11.0-20
Manufacturing10,7687.85.914,15610.88.5-3,388
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0061.50.92,6152.01.1-609
Construction9,2056.78.46,5195.07.3+2,686
Wholesale Trade5,8184.23.18,1406.24.5-2,322
Retail Trade9,1316.69.79,2967.110.4-165
Accommodation and Food Services5,7174.17.15,0083.86.7+709
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,5943.34.74,9123.85.0-318
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4591.12.21,9071.52.3-448
Financial and Insurance Services13,5369.85.013,22810.15.1+308
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2651.61.81,7971.41.6+468
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,0256.58.17,6375.97.9+1,388
Administrative and Support Services4,4673.23.53,7992.93.3+668
Public Administration and Safety16,34811.95.915,43911.85.9+909
Education and Training8,5366.28.37,0055.47.9+1,531
Health Care and Social Assistance20,68615.012.518,93414.511.6+1,752
Arts and Recreation Services2,4331.81.51,9691.51.5+464
Other Services4,5953.33.74,4003.43.8+195
Industry not classified7,0915.14.73,5502.72.5+3,541

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, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Mining, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: 1.5% Construction, City of Parramatta: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: 4.2% Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: 9.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: 11.9% Education and Training, City of Parramatta: 6.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: 1.8% Other Services, City of Parramatta: 3.3% Industry not classified, City of Parramatta: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Parramatta: +87 Mining, City of Parramatta: -20 Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: -3,388 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: -609 Construction, City of Parramatta: +2,686 Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: -2,322 Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: -165 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: +709 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: -318 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: -448 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: +308 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: +468 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: +1,388 Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: +668 Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: +909 Education and Training, City of Parramatta: +1,531 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: +1,752 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: +464 Other Services, City of Parramatta: +195 Industry not classified, City of Parramatta: +3,541
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Parramatta in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (20,686 local workers 15.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (16,348 local workers 11.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (13,536 local workers 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 50,570 people in total or 36.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.9% in Public Administration and Safety; and 5.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (9.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Parramatta were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+3,541 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-3,388 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,686 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-2,322 local workers)

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