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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Waverley Council area, making up 16.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Waverley Council area 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 Waverley Council area.

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, Waverley Council area 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
Waverley Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing240.12.2180.12.2+6
Mining220.10.9180.11.0+4
Manufacturing3511.45.94072.08.5-56
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services700.30.9580.31.1+12
Construction1,6516.88.49614.67.3+690
Wholesale Trade3981.63.15262.54.5-128
Retail Trade3,98416.49.73,71717.910.4+267
Accommodation and Food Services2,74211.37.12,20810.66.7+534
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4131.74.73801.85.0+33
Information Media and Telecommunications4331.82.24402.12.3-7
Financial and Insurance Services7243.05.07063.45.1+18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5682.31.84762.31.6+92
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4049.98.12,10310.17.9+301
Administrative and Support Services1,1224.63.51,0274.93.3+95
Public Administration and Safety1,0564.35.98484.15.9+208
Education and Training2,2179.18.32,0439.87.9+174
Health Care and Social Assistance3,14912.912.52,58412.411.6+565
Arts and Recreation Services6672.71.57283.51.5-61
Other Services1,2115.03.79464.63.8+265
Industry not classified1,1494.74.75812.82.5+568

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, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Mining, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: 1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: 0.3% Construction, Waverley Council area: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: 1.6% Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: 16.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: 11.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: 1.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: 9.9% Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: 4.3% Education and Training, Waverley Council area: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: 2.7% Other Services, Waverley Council area: 5.0% Industry not classified, Waverley Council area: 4.7%
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, Waverley Council area: +6 Mining, Waverley Council area: +4 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: -56 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +12 Construction, Waverley Council area: +690 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: -128 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: +267 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: +534 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +33 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: +92 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +301 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: +95 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +208 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: +174 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: +565 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: -61 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +265 Industry not classified, Waverley Council area: +568
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 Waverley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,984 local workers 16.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,149 local workers 12.9%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,742 local workers 11.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,875 people in total or 40.5% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.7% in Retail Trade; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Waverley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.7% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Waverley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+690 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+568 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+565 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+534 local workers)

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