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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Penrith City, making up 14.2% of total employment.

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

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, Penrith City 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
Penrith City 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7181.00.44950.80.4+223
Mining1640.20.21910.30.2-27
Manufacturing5,6168.25.97,09211.78.7-1,476
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9421.40.88471.40.9+95
Construction6,4269.46.94,2597.05.6+2,167
Wholesale Trade1,8942.83.72,3733.95.4-479
Retail Trade8,03411.79.57,80712.910.1+227
Accommodation and Food Services5,0007.36.84,3377.26.3+663
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2946.35.03,1205.25.3+1,174
Information Media and Telecommunications4650.72.84520.73.1+13
Financial and Insurance Services9551.46.69271.56.8+28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1531.72.09601.61.8+193
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3153.410.12,0533.49.8+262
Administrative and Support Services1,7482.53.31,3992.33.2+349
Public Administration and Safety4,8737.15.74,9508.25.8-77
Education and Training6,94310.18.26,27710.47.8+666
Health Care and Social Assistance9,76714.211.78,18713.511.1+1,580
Arts and Recreation Services9561.41.78241.41.6+132
Other Services2,6243.83.52,4394.03.6+185
Industry not classified3,7225.45.11,5352.52.6+2,187

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Construction, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Industry not classified, Greater Sydney: 5.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Penrith City: 1.0% Mining, Penrith City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Penrith City: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Construction, Penrith City: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: 2.8% Retail Trade, Penrith City: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: 7.1% Education and Training, Penrith City: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Other Services, Penrith City: 3.8% Industry not classified, Penrith City: 5.4%
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, Penrith City: +223 Mining, Penrith City: -27 Manufacturing, Penrith City: -1,476 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: +95 Construction, Penrith City: +2,167 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: -479 Retail Trade, Penrith City: +227 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: +663 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: +1,174 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: +13 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: +28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +193 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: +262 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: +349 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: -77 Education and Training, Penrith City: +666 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +1,580 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: +132 Other Services, Penrith City: +185 Industry not classified, Penrith City: +2,187
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 Penrith City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,767 local workers 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (8,034 local workers 11.7%)
  • Education and Training (6,943 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,744 people in total or 36.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Penrith City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (9.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+2,187 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,167 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,580 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,476 local workers)

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