Penrith City

Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of Penrith City'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 Penrith City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Penrith City, 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 Penrith City 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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Penrith City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7250.82.15540.62.1+171
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3491.40.91,3171.41.0+32
Wholesale Trade3,6743.93.14,7765.24.2-1,102
Retail Trade10,01210.69.79,90110.79.7+111
Accommodation and Food Services5,5925.97.14,8405.26.3+752
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,7147.14.76,4307.04.6+284
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2131.32.21,2511.42.2-38
Financial and Insurance Services4,0614.34.93,7944.14.8+267
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5221.61.81,3041.41.5+218
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0924.38.13,5823.97.4+510
Administrative and Support Services3,1243.33.52,6472.93.1+477
Public Administration and Safety6,7357.16.06,4677.05.8+268
Education and Training6,8417.28.45,7946.37.5+1,047
Health Care and Social Assistance10,38410.912.58,8669.610.9+1,518
Arts and Recreation Services1,2851.41.51,1171.21.4+168
Other Services3,7484.03.73,6413.93.5+107
Industry not classified5,0635.34.72,3542.62.3+2,709
Total Persons94,845100.0100.087,228100.0100.0+7,617

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Penrith City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (11,045 people or 11.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,384 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (10,012 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 31,441 people in total or 33.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 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 Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (11.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.1% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.9% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+2,882 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-2,776 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,709 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,518 resident workforce)

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