Penrith City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Penrith City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7640.72.07250.82.1+39
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5331.51.01,3491.40.9+184
Wholesale Trade3,6523.62.83,6743.93.1-22
Retail Trade10,23410.09.010,01210.69.7+222
Accommodation and Food Services5,2525.16.25,5925.97.1-340
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,5277.44.66,7147.14.7+813
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0871.11.81,2131.32.2-126
Financial and Insurance Services4,0564.05.34,0614.34.9-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6101.61.71,5221.61.8+88
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7064.68.94,0924.38.1+614
Administrative and Support Services2,9942.93.23,1243.33.5-130
Public Administration and Safety7,0736.96.16,7357.16.0+338
Education and Training8,1538.08.76,8417.28.4+1,312
Health Care and Social Assistance13,46413.214.410,38410.912.5+3,080
Arts and Recreation Services1,1741.11.41,2851.41.5-111
Other Services3,7343.73.43,7484.03.7-14
Industry not classified5,0555.04.65,0635.34.7-8
Total Persons102,102100.0100.094,845100.0100.0+7,257

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,464 people or 13.2%)
  • Construction (12,229 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (10,234 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 35,927 people in total or 35.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Construction and 9.0% 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 (4.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.4% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Penrith City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,080 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,312 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+1,184 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+813 resident workforce)

Penrith City Council

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