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Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in the City of Belmont, making up 19.4% of total employment.

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

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Belmont 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3150.72.5
Mining3,9929.06.6
Manufacturing2,7546.25.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4190.91.2
Construction3,4667.89.9
Wholesale Trade2,2365.02.5
Retail Trade3,7228.49.5
Accommodation and Food Services2,4775.66.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,63119.44.6
Information Media and Telecommunications5891.31.0
Financial and Insurance Services4341.02.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7371.71.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8174.16.4
Administrative and Support Services1,7553.93.3
Public Administration and Safety2,2085.06.2
Education and Training1,6143.68.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8966.511.7
Arts and Recreation Services5421.21.6
Other Services1,6713.83.9
Industry not classified2,2655.14.6

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Belmont: 0.7% Mining, City of Belmont: 9.0% Manufacturing, City of Belmont: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Belmont: 0.9% Construction, City of Belmont: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Belmont: 5.0% Retail Trade, City of Belmont: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Belmont: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Belmont: 19.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Belmont: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Belmont: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Belmont: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Belmont: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Belmont: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Belmont: 5.0% Education and Training, City of Belmont: 3.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Belmont: 6.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Belmont: 1.2% Other Services, City of Belmont: 3.8% Industry not classified, City of Belmont: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Belmont in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,631 local workers 19.4%)
  • Mining (3,992 local workers 9.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,722 local workers 8.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,345 people in total or 36.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 6.6% in Mining; and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Belmont and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (19.4% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (5.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.5% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (3.6% compared to 8.7%)

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