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Employment

There are 68,605 people living in Fairfield City who are employed, of which 65% are working full time and 31% part time.

Fairfield City's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation indicate the strength of the local economy and social characteristics of the population. Employment status is linked to a number of factors including Age Structure, which influences the number of people in the workforce; the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area and; the education and skill base of the population (Occupations, Industries, Qualifications).

Employment status

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

Employment status

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Employed

68,605

90.3

94.3

65,544

89.5

94.7

+3,061

Employed full-time

44,623

58.8

62.0

44,102

60.2

63.0

+521

Employed part-time

21,070

27.7

30.1

18,157

24.8

28.9

+2,913

Hours worked not stated

2,912

3.8

2.1

3,285

4.5

2.8

-373

Unemployed

7,344

9.7

5.7

7,725

10.5

5.3

-381

Looking for full-time work

4,484

5.9

3.3

5,163

7.0

3.3

-679

Looking for part-time work

2,860

3.8

2.4

2,562

3.5

2.1

+298

Total Labour Force

75,949

100.0

100.0

73,269

100.0

100.0

+2,680

Industry sectors of employment

More Fairfield City residents work in manufacturing than any other industry.

Fairfield City’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Industry sector of employment

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

Industry sector

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

359

0.5

0.4

300

0.5

0.4

+59

Mining

44

0.1

0.2

45

0.1

0.2

-1

Manufacturing

12,234

17.8

8.5

13,268

20.2

9.7

-1,034

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

519

0.8

0.9

428

0.7

0.8

+91

Construction

5,863

8.5

7.1

5,752

8.8

7.1

+111

Retail Trade

7,921

11.5

9.8

7,606

11.6

10.5

+315

Wholesale trade

3,790

5.5

5.3

3,930

6.0

5.6

-140

Accommodation and Food Services

4,236

6.2

6.2

3,613

5.5

6.0

+623

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

4,617

6.7

5.3

4,286

6.5

5.4

+331

Information Media and Telecommunications

1,149

1.7

3.0

1,196

1.8

3.0

-47

Financial and Insurance Services

3,186

4.6

6.6

2,874

4.4

6.4

+312

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

807

1.2

1.8

854

1.3

1.9

-47

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

3,143

4.6

9.6

2,927

4.5

8.9

+216

Administrative and Support Services

2,338

3.4

3.5

2,262

3.5

3.4

+76

Public Administration and Safety

2,771

4.0

5.6

2,480

3.8

5.6

+291

Education and Training

2,910

4.2

7.6

2,467

3.8

7.2

+443

Health Care and Social Assistance

5,885

8.6

10.9

4,881

7.4

10.0

+1,004

Arts and Recreation Services

713

1.0

1.6

584

0.9

1.4

+129

Other Services

3,112

4.5

3.7

2,752

4.2

3.7

+360

Inadequately described or not stated

3,011

4.4

2.6

3,039

4.6

2.8

-28

Total employed persons aged 15+

68,608

100.0

100.0

65,544

100.0

100.0

+3,064

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.