Willoughby City

Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of Willoughby City'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 Willoughby City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Willoughby City, 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 Willoughby City 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Willoughby City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing820.22.1510.12.1+31
Mining1070.30.9990.30.9+8
Manufacturing1,1543.25.81,4454.17.9-291
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1740.50.91660.51.0+8
Construction1,4734.18.41,2973.76.9+176
Wholesale Trade1,4103.93.11,8835.34.2-473
Retail Trade2,7467.69.72,5007.19.7+246
Accommodation and Food Services2,3386.47.12,0245.76.3+314
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9162.54.78802.54.6+36
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7544.82.21,7645.02.2-10
Financial and Insurance Services4,13011.44.93,92711.14.8+203
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0452.91.87932.21.5+252
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,56318.18.16,29717.87.4+266
Administrative and Support Services1,2813.53.51,2113.43.1+70
Public Administration and Safety1,3353.76.01,2243.55.8+111
Education and Training2,8057.78.42,3686.77.5+437
Health Care and Social Assistance3,85210.612.53,4689.810.9+384
Arts and Recreation Services5611.51.55041.41.4+57
Other Services1,0072.83.79322.63.5+75
Industry not classified1,5964.44.78232.32.3+773
Total Persons36,329100.0100.033,656100.0100.0+2,673

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Willoughby City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,563 people or 18.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (4,130 people or 11.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,852 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,545 people in total or 40.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 4.9% in Financial and Insurance Services and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (18.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (11.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (4.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Willoughby City were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+773 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-473 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+437 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+384 resident workforce)

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