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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Town of Cambridge, making up 36.2% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Town of Cambridge 2016
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing420.32.5
Mining1511.16.6
Manufacturing1901.45.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.11.2
Construction5744.49.9
Wholesale Trade1811.42.5
Retail Trade8966.89.5
Accommodation and Food Services8336.36.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing960.74.6
Information Media and Telecommunications760.61.0
Financial and Insurance Services5183.92.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2682.01.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,33710.16.4
Administrative and Support Services4113.13.3
Public Administration and Safety3802.96.2
Education and Training1,2349.48.7
Health Care and Social Assistance4,77136.211.7
Arts and Recreation Services3562.71.6
Other Services3552.73.9
Industry not classified5183.94.6

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, Town of Cambridge: 0.3% Mining, Town of Cambridge: 1.1% Manufacturing, Town of Cambridge: 1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Cambridge: 0.1% Construction, Town of Cambridge: 4.4% Wholesale Trade, Town of Cambridge: 1.4% Retail Trade, Town of Cambridge: 6.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Cambridge: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Cambridge: 0.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Cambridge: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Cambridge: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Cambridge: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Cambridge: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Cambridge: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Cambridge: 2.9% Education and Training, Town of Cambridge: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Cambridge: 36.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Cambridge: 2.7% Other Services, Town of Cambridge: 2.7% Industry not classified, Town of Cambridge: 3.9%
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 Town of Cambridge in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,771 local workers 36.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,337 local workers 10.1%)
  • Education and Training (1,234 local workers 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,342 people in total or 55.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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 (36.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 5.6%)

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