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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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Sydney Eastern Suburbs 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2780.22.12020.22.2+76
Mining2030.20.92620.21.0-59
Manufacturing3,5342.75.84,9344.08.4-1,400
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6220.50.96730.51.1-51
Construction8,3386.38.46,6185.47.3+1,720
Wholesale Trade3,5722.73.15,1764.24.4-1,604
Retail Trade9,4307.19.79,2977.510.3+133
Accommodation and Food Services8,7416.67.17,8346.36.7+907
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,6563.54.74,6043.74.9+52
Information Media and Telecommunications5,6234.22.25,9004.82.3-277
Financial and Insurance Services11,4698.64.911,2829.15.0+187
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,8112.91.83,0612.51.6+750
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19,91215.08.118,36414.97.9+1,548
Administrative and Support Services5,2233.93.54,7103.83.3+513
Public Administration and Safety6,3844.86.06,2635.16.1+121
Education and Training12,3999.38.410,8138.77.9+1,586
Health Care and Social Assistance15,14311.412.513,68911.111.6+1,454
Arts and Recreation Services3,5472.71.53,1822.61.5+365
Other Services3,9072.93.73,6513.03.7+256
Industry not classified5,9184.54.73,0952.52.5+2,823

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.2% Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.2% Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.5% Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 8.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 15.0% Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.8% Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.9% Industry not classified, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.5%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +76 Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -59 Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1,400 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -51 Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,720 Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1,604 Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +133 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +907 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +52 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -277 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +187 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +750 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,548 Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +513 Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +121 Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,586 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,454 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +365 Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +256 Industry not classified, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +2,823
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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