Wollondilly Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Wollondilly Shire'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 Wollondilly Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Wollondilly Shire, 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 Wollondilly Shire 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Wollondilly Shire - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5612.12.05692.42.1-8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4221.61.03601.50.9+62
Wholesale Trade8153.12.87363.13.1+79
Retail Trade2,3328.89.02,2689.49.7+64
Accommodation and Food Services1,1914.56.21,1624.87.1+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5765.94.61,4876.24.7+89
Information Media and Telecommunications1740.71.81810.82.2-7
Financial and Insurance Services5492.15.35872.44.9-38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4221.61.74131.71.8+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1624.48.91,1264.78.1+36
Administrative and Support Services7152.73.26912.93.5+24
Public Administration and Safety1,6196.16.11,4626.16.0+157
Education and Training2,5009.48.72,1769.08.4+324
Health Care and Social Assistance2,93711.114.42,3729.912.5+565
Arts and Recreation Services2751.01.43161.31.5-41
Other Services1,1684.43.41,0534.43.7+115
Industry not classified1,2214.64.61,1794.94.7+42
Total Persons26,528100.0100.024,059100.0100.0+2,469

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Wollondilly Shire in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (4,441 people or 16.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,937 people or 11.1%)
  • Education and Training (2,500 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,878 people in total or 37.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.6% in Construction; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (16.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Wollondilly Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+882 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+565 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+324 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+157 resident workforce)

Wollondilly Shire Council

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