Woollahra Municipal Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in Woollahra Municipal Council area, making up 12.9% of total employment.

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

Data source

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, Woollahra Municipal 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
Woollahra Municipal Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing560.32.2420.22.2+14
Mining260.10.9180.11.0+8
Manufacturing2731.45.93451.98.5-72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190.10.9180.11.1+1
Construction1,3266.68.41,1276.37.3+199
Wholesale Trade2711.43.14782.74.5-207
Retail Trade2,10510.59.72,44513.710.4-340
Accommodation and Food Services2,11710.67.11,7069.66.7+411
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1860.94.71590.95.0+27
Information Media and Telecommunications3551.82.23632.02.3-8
Financial and Insurance Services7343.75.06973.95.1+37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2106.11.89045.11.6+306
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,05210.38.11,80410.17.9+248
Administrative and Support Services6523.33.56073.43.3+45
Public Administration and Safety1,1175.65.91,1566.55.9-39
Education and Training2,57612.98.32,10511.87.9+471
Health Care and Social Assistance2,31911.612.51,96111.011.6+358
Arts and Recreation Services5782.91.55192.91.5+59
Other Services1,0035.03.78925.03.8+111
Industry not classified1,0095.04.75102.92.5+499
Total persons19,984100.0100.017,859100.0100.0+2,125

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Woollahra Municipal Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (2,576 people or 12.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,319 people or 11.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,117 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,012 people in total or 35.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.3% in Education and Training; 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (6.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.9% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+499 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+471 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+411 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+358 local workers)

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