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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Sutherland Shire - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||207||0.2||2.1||115||0.1||2.1||+92|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,103||1.0||0.9||1,297||1.1||1.0||-194|
|Accommodation and Food Services||6,117||5.4||7.1||5,796||5.1||6.3||+321|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||7,318||6.5||4.7||7,818||6.8||4.6||-500|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||2,048||1.8||2.2||2,090||1.8||2.2||-42|
|Financial and Insurance Services||6,305||5.6||4.9||6,357||5.6||4.8||-52|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||2,362||2.1||1.8||2,181||1.9||1.5||+181|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||9,786||8.7||8.1||9,440||8.2||7.4||+346|
|Administrative and Support Services||3,608||3.2||3.5||3,330||2.9||3.1||+278|
|Public Administration and Safety||7,637||6.8||6.0||7,557||6.6||5.8||+80|
|Education and Training||10,554||9.4||8.4||9,742||8.5||7.5||+812|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||12,701||11.3||12.5||11,408||10.0||10.9||+1,293|
|Arts and Recreation Services||2,030||1.8||1.5||1,742||1.5||1.4||+288|
|Industry not classified||4,626||4.1||4.7||2,294||2.0||2.3||+2,332|
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%)
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)