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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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Sutherland Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2070.22.11150.12.2+92
Mining2110.20.91970.21.0+14
Manufacturing6,0785.45.88,8068.08.4-2,728
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1031.00.91,2971.21.1-194
Construction11,53510.28.49,6928.87.3+1,843
Wholesale Trade3,6663.33.15,2844.84.4-1,618
Retail Trade10,4009.29.711,09610.010.3-696
Accommodation and Food Services6,1175.47.15,7965.26.7+321
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,3186.54.77,8187.14.9-500
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0481.82.22,0901.92.3-42
Financial and Insurance Services6,3055.64.96,3575.85.0-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3622.11.82,1812.01.6+181
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,7868.78.19,4408.57.9+346
Administrative and Support Services3,6083.23.53,3303.03.3+278
Public Administration and Safety7,6376.86.07,5576.86.1+80
Education and Training10,5549.48.49,7428.87.9+812
Health Care and Social Assistance12,70111.312.511,40810.311.6+1,293
Arts and Recreation Services2,0301.81.51,7421.61.5+288
Other Services4,4714.03.74,2203.83.7+251
Industry not classified4,6264.14.72,2942.12.5+2,332

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% 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: 0.2% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.0% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 3.3% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 6.8% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.8% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 4.0% Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: +92 Mining, Sutherland Shire: +14 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -2,728 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: -194 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +1,843 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -1,618 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -696 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: +321 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: -500 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: -42 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -52 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: +181 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: +346 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: +278 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: +80 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +812 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +1,293 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +288 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +251 Industry not classified, Sutherland Shire: +2,332
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

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 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • 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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