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Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in Strathfield Council area, making up 14.8% of total employment.

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

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 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. Strathfield Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Strathfield Council area subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Strathfield Council area 2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1550.72.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3041.40.9
Wholesale Trade2,0369.33.1
Retail Trade3,03313.99.7
Accommodation and Food Services8884.17.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,23314.84.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2030.92.2
Financial and Insurance Services8794.05.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3871.81.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0404.88.1
Administrative and Support Services7543.53.5
Public Administration and Safety5272.45.9
Education and Training1,8718.68.3
Health Care and Social Assistance9474.312.5
Arts and Recreation Services1430.71.5
Other Services5392.53.7
Industry not classified1,6477.64.7

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, Strathfield Council area: 0.7% Mining, Strathfield Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Strathfield Council area: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Strathfield Council area: 1.4% Construction, Strathfield Council area: 9.1% Wholesale Trade, Strathfield Council area: 9.3% Retail Trade, Strathfield Council area: 13.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Strathfield Council area: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Strathfield Council area: 14.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Strathfield Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Strathfield Council area: 4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Strathfield Council area: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Strathfield Council area: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Strathfield Council area: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Strathfield Council area: 2.4% Education and Training, Strathfield Council area: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Strathfield Council area: 4.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Strathfield Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Strathfield Council area: 2.5% Industry not classified, Strathfield Council area: 7.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Strathfield Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3,233 local workers 14.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,033 local workers 13.9%)
  • Wholesale Trade (2,036 local workers 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,302 people in total or 38.1% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 4.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 3.1% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Strathfield Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (14.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (9.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.3% compared to 12.5%)