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Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of Waverley Council area’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 Waverley Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Waverley Council area, 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 Waverley Council area 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
Waverley Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing640.20.4460.10.4+18
Mining480.10.2660.20.2-18
Manufacturing9392.65.81,2713.78.5-332
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1580.40.81370.40.9+21
Construction2,2966.38.21,9115.67.1+385
Wholesale Trade1,0012.73.61,5134.45.3-512
Retail Trade2,5076.99.32,5417.59.8-34
Accommodation and Food Services2,6197.26.72,2186.56.2+401
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9492.65.09102.75.3+39
Information Media and Telecommunications1,9295.32.82,0546.03.0-125
Financial and Insurance Services3,2318.96.43,2249.56.6+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9952.71.98122.41.8+183
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,32017.49.85,86117.29.6+459
Administrative and Support Services1,6864.63.61,4844.43.5+202
Public Administration and Safety1,3473.75.51,2953.85.6+52
Education and Training2,8477.88.02,6527.87.6+195
Health Care and Social Assistance3,5669.811.63,1829.310.9+384
Arts and Recreation Services9972.71.79002.61.6+97
Other Services1,0903.03.61,0393.13.7+51
Industry not classified1,8275.05.19202.72.6+907

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, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Construction, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Industry not classified, Greater Sydney: 5.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: 0.2% Mining, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: 2.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: 0.4% Construction, Waverley Council area: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: 2.7% Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: 5.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: 8.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: 2.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: 17.4% Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: 3.7% Education and Training, Waverley Council area: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: 9.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: 2.7% Other Services, Waverley Council area: 3.0% Industry not classified, Waverley Council area: 5.0%
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, Waverley Council area: +18 Mining, Waverley Council area: -18 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: -332 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +21 Construction, Waverley Council area: +385 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: -512 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: -34 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: +401 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +39 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: -125 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: +183 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +459 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: +202 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +52 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: +195 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: +384 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: +97 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +51 Industry not classified, Waverley Council area: +907
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 Waverley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,320 people or 17.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,566 people or 9.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (3,231 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 13,117 people in total or 36.0% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 9.8% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 6.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Waverley Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (5.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (8.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (2.6% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+907 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-512 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+459 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+401 resident workforce)

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