Strathfield Council area

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).

Data source

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, Strathfield Council area 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
Strathfield Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1550.72.2710.32.2+84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3041.40.96182.81.1-314
Wholesale Trade2,0369.33.13,11514.24.5-1,079
Retail Trade3,03313.99.72,61512.010.4+418
Accommodation and Food Services8884.17.18654.06.7+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,23314.84.73,74717.15.0-514
Information Media and Telecommunications2030.92.22671.22.3-64
Financial and Insurance Services8794.05.07893.65.1+90
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3871.81.83151.41.6+72
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0404.88.19284.27.9+112
Administrative and Support Services7543.53.54292.03.3+325
Public Administration and Safety5272.45.94382.05.9+89
Education and Training1,8718.68.31,7968.27.9+75
Health Care and Social Assistance9474.312.59164.211.6+31
Arts and Recreation Services1430.71.52761.31.5-133
Other Services5392.53.77253.33.8-186
Industry not classified1,6477.64.76192.82.5+1,028
Total persons21,807100.0100.021,874100.0100.0-67

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

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 people or 14.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,033 people or 13.9%)
  • Wholesale Trade (2,036 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,302 people in total or 38.1% of the 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 the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (14.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (4.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (9.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.9% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Strathfield Council area were for those employed in:

  • Wholesale Trade (-1,079 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,028 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-651 local workers)
  • Construction (+536 local workers)

Strathfield Council

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