Sydney Eastern Suburbs
Resident workers - Industry
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs’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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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|
|Sydney Eastern Suburbs||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||278||0.2||2.1||202||0.2||2.2||+76||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||622||0.5||0.9||673||0.5||1.1||-51||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||8,741||6.6||7.1||7,834||6.3||6.7||+907||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||4,656||3.5||4.7||4,604||3.7||4.9||+52||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||5,623||4.2||2.2||5,900||4.8||2.3||-277||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||11,469||8.6||4.9||11,282||9.1||5.0||+187||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||3,811||2.9||1.8||3,061||2.5||1.6||+750||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||19,912||15.0||8.1||18,364||14.9||7.9||+1,548||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||5,223||3.9||3.5||4,710||3.8||3.3||+513||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||6,384||4.8||6.0||6,263||5.1||6.1||+121||39000||P|
|Education and Training||12,399||9.3||8.4||10,813||8.7||7.9||+1,586||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||15,143||11.4||12.5||13,689||11.1||11.6||+1,454||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||3,547||2.7||1.5||3,182||2.6||1.5||+365||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||5,918||4.5||4.7||3,095||2.5||2.5||+2,823||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (19,912 people or 15.0%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (15,143 people or 11.4%)
- Education and Training (12,399 people or 9.3%)
In combination these three industries employed 47,454 people in total or 35.8% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.4% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.0% compared to 8.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (8.6% compared to 4.9%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (2.7% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (7.1% compared to 9.7%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for those employed in:
- Industry not classified (+2,823 resident workforce)
- Construction (+1,720 resident workforce)
- Wholesale Trade (-1,604 resident workforce)
- Education and Training (+1,586 resident workforce)