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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Joondalup, making up 18.6% of total employment.

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

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
City of Joondalup 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing580.20.6460.10.7+12
Mining1150.33.3730.22.1+42
Manufacturing8772.38.88942.710.4-17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1270.31.2610.21.1+66
Construction2,7907.27.82,2246.86.8+566
Wholesale Trade4791.24.15901.84.6-111
Retail Trade7,19018.611.16,39719.512.3+793
Accommodation and Food Services3,6499.56.02,9909.16.0+659
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6361.64.36041.84.0+32
Information Media and Telecommunications4091.11.33301.01.6+79
Financial and Insurance Services9072.43.29703.03.7-63
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8542.22.09552.92.3-101
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9515.19.11,5304.77.9+421
Administrative and Support Services1,1653.03.01,2913.93.1-126
Public Administration and Safety2,0755.47.01,6495.07.0+426
Education and Training6,35716.58.94,96915.28.5+1,388
Health Care and Social Assistance6,29316.311.74,87814.911.3+1,415
Arts and Recreation Services6791.81.65491.71.5+130
Other Services1,6584.34.01,4414.44.0+217
Industry not classified2990.81.13441.01.2-45

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, Greater Perth: 0.6% Mining, Greater Perth: 3.3% Manufacturing, Greater Perth: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Perth: 1.2% Construction, Greater Perth: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Greater Perth: 4.1% Retail Trade, Greater Perth: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Perth: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Perth: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Perth: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Perth: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Perth: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Perth: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Perth: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Perth: 7.0% Education and Training, Greater Perth: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Perth: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Perth: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Perth: 4.0% Industry not classified, Greater Perth: 1.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Joondalup: 0.2% Mining, City of Joondalup: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Joondalup: 2.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Joondalup: 0.3% Construction, City of Joondalup: 7.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Joondalup: 1.2% Retail Trade, City of Joondalup: 18.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Joondalup: 9.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Joondalup: 1.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Joondalup: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Joondalup: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Joondalup: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Joondalup: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Joondalup: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Joondalup: 5.4% Education and Training, City of Joondalup: 16.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Joondalup: 16.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Joondalup: 1.8% Other Services, City of Joondalup: 4.3% Industry not classified, City of Joondalup: 0.8%
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, City of Joondalup: +12 Mining, City of Joondalup: +42 Manufacturing, City of Joondalup: -17 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Joondalup: +66 Construction, City of Joondalup: +566 Wholesale Trade, City of Joondalup: -111 Retail Trade, City of Joondalup: +793 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Joondalup: +659 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Joondalup: +32 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Joondalup: +79 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Joondalup: -63 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Joondalup: -101 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Joondalup: +421 Administrative and Support Services, City of Joondalup: -126 Public Administration and Safety, City of Joondalup: +426 Education and Training, City of Joondalup: +1,388 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Joondalup: +1,415 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Joondalup: +130 Other Services, City of Joondalup: +217 Industry not classified, City of Joondalup: -45
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 City of Joondalup in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (7,190 local workers 18.6%)
  • Education and Training (6,357 local workers 16.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,293 local workers 16.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 19,840 people in total or 51.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 11.1% in Retail Trade; 8.9% in Education and Training; and 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Joondalup and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (16.5% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,415 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,388 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+793 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+659 local workers)

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