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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Sutherland Shire, making up 14.9% of total employment.

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

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 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, Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1180.22.2630.12.2+55
Mining600.10.9510.11.0+9
Manufacturing3,7485.65.95,5829.18.5-1,834
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4510.70.94040.71.1+47
Construction6,1999.38.44,9928.17.3+1,207
Wholesale Trade1,8572.83.12,5504.24.5-693
Retail Trade9,82914.89.79,88116.110.4-52
Accommodation and Food Services5,7488.77.15,0368.26.7+712
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7122.64.71,6502.75.0+62
Information Media and Telecommunications4750.72.24130.72.3+62
Financial and Insurance Services1,5862.45.01,4682.45.1+118
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2711.91.81,0961.81.6+175
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3118.08.15,2858.67.9+26
Administrative and Support Services1,9482.93.51,4572.43.3+491
Public Administration and Safety2,4633.75.92,5334.15.9-70
Education and Training6,1559.38.35,5319.07.9+624
Health Care and Social Assistance9,93114.912.58,20413.411.6+1,727
Arts and Recreation Services1,1331.71.59561.61.5+177
Other Services3,2854.93.73,0364.93.8+249
Industry not classified3,1524.74.71,2582.02.5+1,894

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, Sutherland Shire: 0.2% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 2.8% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 3.7% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 14.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 4.9% Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: 4.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: +55 Mining, Sutherland Shire: +9 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -1,834 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: +47 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +1,207 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -693 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -52 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: +712 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: +62 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: +62 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: +118 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: +175 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: +26 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: +491 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -70 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +624 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +1,727 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +177 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +249 Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: +1,894
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Sutherland Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,931 local workers 14.9%)
  • Retail Trade (9,829 local workers 14.8%)
  • Construction (6,199 local workers 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 25,959 people in total or 39.1% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.7% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,894 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,834 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,727 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,207 local workers)

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