Randwick City

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Randwick City, making up 23.9% of total employment.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Randwick City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing490.12.0550.12.2-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1000.21.01020.20.9-2
Wholesale Trade4911.02.95251.13.1-34
Retail Trade2,2244.49.02,3575.19.7-133
Accommodation and Food Services3,4686.96.23,5957.87.1-127
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8987.74.63,3267.24.7+572
Information Media and Telecommunications4230.81.93460.82.2+77
Financial and Insurance Services8871.85.35441.25.0+343
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7831.61.76871.51.8+96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1716.38.92,3305.18.1+841
Administrative and Support Services9992.03.21,1052.43.5-106
Public Administration and Safety3,3176.65.83,2137.05.9+104
Education and Training10,76721.48.79,85421.48.3+913
Health Care and Social Assistance12,06423.914.410,54522.912.5+1,519
Arts and Recreation Services1,1152.21.41,1612.51.5-46
Other Services1,5093.03.41,4213.13.7+88
Industry not classified1,7303.44.61,6973.74.7+33
Total persons50,380100.0100.045,999100.0100.0+4,381

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Randwick City in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,064 people or 23.9%)
  • Education and Training (10,767 people or 21.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3,898 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 26,729 people in total or 53.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (21.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (23.9% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (4.4% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Randwick City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,519 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+913 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+841 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+572 local workers)

Randwick City Council

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