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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Town of Cambridge, making up 39.3% of total employment.

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

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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Town of Cambridge 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing160.22.4270.33.3-11
Mining1151.16.4210.24.3+94
Manufacturing2612.58.33864.29.5-125
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services750.71.280.11.1+67
Construction4144.010.43393.79.0+75
Wholesale Trade2752.73.62853.14.1-10
Retail Trade8708.410.197210.511.3-102
Accommodation and Food Services4944.85.94795.25.8+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1871.84.6971.14.2+90
Information Media and Telecommunications570.61.1570.61.40
Financial and Insurance Services2912.82.61932.13.0+98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2011.91.82362.62.0-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,05110.27.38959.76.5+156
Administrative and Support Services2352.33.12722.93.2-37
Public Administration and Safety2992.96.32692.96.6+30
Education and Training8658.48.17588.27.9+107
Health Care and Social Assistance4,04939.310.43,28935.710.3+760
Arts and Recreation Services1411.41.42072.21.3-66
Other Services3243.13.93333.63.9-9
Industry not classified940.91.31021.11.4-8

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.4% Mining, Western Australia: 6.4% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.6% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.4% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Cambridge: 0.2% Mining, Town of Cambridge: 1.1% Manufacturing, Town of Cambridge: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Cambridge: 0.7% Construction, Town of Cambridge: 4.0% Wholesale Trade, Town of Cambridge: 2.7% Retail Trade, Town of Cambridge: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Cambridge: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Cambridge: 1.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Cambridge: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Cambridge: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Cambridge: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Cambridge: 10.2% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Cambridge: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Cambridge: 2.9% Education and Training, Town of Cambridge: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Cambridge: 39.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Cambridge: 1.4% Other Services, Town of Cambridge: 3.1% Industry not classified, Town of Cambridge: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Cambridge: -11 Mining, Town of Cambridge: +94 Manufacturing, Town of Cambridge: -125 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Cambridge: +67 Construction, Town of Cambridge: +75 Wholesale Trade, Town of Cambridge: -10 Retail Trade, Town of Cambridge: -102 Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Cambridge: +15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Cambridge: +90 Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Cambridge: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Cambridge: +98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Cambridge: -35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Cambridge: +156 Administrative and Support Services, Town of Cambridge: -37 Public Administration and Safety, Town of Cambridge: +30 Education and Training, Town of Cambridge: +107 Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Cambridge: +760 Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Cambridge: -66 Other Services, Town of Cambridge: -9 Industry not classified, Town of Cambridge: -8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Town of Cambridge in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,049 local workers 39.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,051 local workers 10.2%)
  • Retail Trade (870 local workers 8.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,970 people in total or 57.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 10.1% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (39.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.1% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Town of Cambridge were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+760 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+156 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-125 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+107 local workers)

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