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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Mandurah, making up 19.6% of total employment.

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

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 Mandurah 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing490.32.4540.43.3-5
Mining620.46.4420.34.3+20
Manufacturing8024.88.37174.89.5+85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1080.61.21080.71.10
Construction1,4098.310.41,4859.99.0-76
Wholesale Trade2611.53.62851.94.1-24
Retail Trade3,31119.610.13,31122.011.30
Accommodation and Food Services1,6609.85.91,3418.95.8+319
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4782.84.64012.74.2+77
Information Media and Telecommunications1941.11.11821.21.4+12
Financial and Insurance Services3191.92.63442.33.0-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4802.81.85583.72.0-78
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6293.77.35043.46.5+125
Administrative and Support Services5063.03.14412.93.2+65
Public Administration and Safety9995.96.37625.16.6+237
Education and Training1,88611.28.11,4289.57.9+458
Health Care and Social Assistance2,62615.610.42,00913.410.3+617
Arts and Recreation Services2341.41.42091.41.3+25
Other Services7444.43.96774.53.9+67
Industry not classified1270.81.31721.11.4-45

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, 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, City of Mandurah: 0.3% Mining, City of Mandurah: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: 0.6% Construction, City of Mandurah: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: 1.5% Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: 19.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: 9.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: 2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: 5.9% Education and Training, City of Mandurah: 11.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: 1.4% Other Services, City of Mandurah: 4.4% Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: 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 Mandurah: -5 Mining, City of Mandurah: +20 Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: +85 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: 0 Construction, City of Mandurah: -76 Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: -24 Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: 0 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: +319 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: +77 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: -78 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: +125 Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: +65 Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: +237 Education and Training, City of Mandurah: +458 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: +617 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: +25 Other Services, City of Mandurah: +67 Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: -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 Mandurah in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,311 local workers 19.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,626 local workers 15.6%)
  • Education and Training (1,886 local workers 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,823 people in total or 46.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.1% in Retail Trade; 10.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (19.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+617 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+458 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+319 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+237 local workers)

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