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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, making up 17.7% of total employment.

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

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1350.12.21050.12.2+30
Mining670.10.9520.11.0+15
Manufacturing1,3511.55.91,8532.38.5-502
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1910.20.91880.21.1+3
Construction5,3675.98.44,2565.37.3+1,111
Wholesale Trade1,1941.33.11,7732.24.5-579
Retail Trade8,4469.39.78,57210.610.4-126
Accommodation and Food Services8,4549.47.17,1058.86.7+1,349
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9254.34.73,0903.85.0+835
Information Media and Telecommunications1,1341.32.21,1551.42.3-21
Financial and Insurance Services2,0022.25.02,0032.55.1-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,4652.71.82,0552.51.6+410
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,7867.58.16,0717.57.9+715
Administrative and Support Services2,8793.23.52,8203.53.3+59
Public Administration and Safety5,3866.05.95,1446.45.9+242
Education and Training14,64716.28.312,80915.97.9+1,838
Health Care and Social Assistance16,01317.712.514,19917.611.6+1,814
Arts and Recreation Services2,4062.71.52,3022.91.5+104
Other Services3,6354.03.73,1173.93.8+518
Industry not classified3,8554.34.72,0532.52.5+1,802

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.2% Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.3% Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.0% Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 16.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 17.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.0% Industry not classified, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.3%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +30 Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +15 Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -502 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +3 Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,111 Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -579 Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -126 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,349 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +835 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -21 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +410 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +715 Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +59 Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +242 Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,838 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,814 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +104 Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +518 Industry not classified, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,802
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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,013 local workers 17.7%)
  • Education and Training (14,647 local workers 16.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (8,454 local workers 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 39,114 people in total or 43.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (16.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+1,838 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,814 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,802 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,349 local workers)

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