Sutherland Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Sutherland Shire'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 Sutherland Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Sutherland Shire, 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 Sutherland Shire 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Sutherland Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2070.22.11150.12.1+92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1031.00.91,2971.11.0-194
Wholesale Trade3,6663.33.15,2844.64.2-1,618
Retail Trade10,4009.29.711,0969.79.7-696
Accommodation and Food Services6,1175.47.15,7965.16.3+321
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,3186.54.77,8186.84.6-500
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0481.82.22,0901.82.2-42
Financial and Insurance Services6,3055.64.96,3575.64.8-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3622.11.82,1811.91.5+181
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,7868.78.19,4408.27.4+346
Administrative and Support Services3,6083.23.53,3302.93.1+278
Public Administration and Safety7,6376.86.07,5576.65.8+80
Education and Training10,5549.48.49,7428.57.5+812
Health Care and Social Assistance12,70111.312.511,40810.010.9+1,293
Arts and Recreation Services2,0301.81.51,7421.51.4+288
Other Services4,4714.03.74,2203.73.5+251
Industry not classified4,6264.14.72,2942.02.3+2,332
Total Persons112,763100.0100.0110,462100.0100.0+2,301

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Sutherland Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,701 people or 11.3%)
  • Construction (11,535 people or 10.2%)
  • Education and Training (10,554 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 34,790 people in total or 30.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Construction and 8.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (10.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.4% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-2,728 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,332 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+1,843 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,618 resident workforce)

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