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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Mandurah, making up 17.2% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Mandurah 2016
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing720.32.5
Mining820.46.6
Manufacturing6122.95.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1470.71.2
Construction1,8968.99.9
Wholesale Trade2411.12.5
Retail Trade3,66617.29.5
Accommodation and Food Services2,1029.96.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6433.04.6
Information Media and Telecommunications2061.01.0
Financial and Insurance Services3721.82.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5162.41.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7183.46.4
Administrative and Support Services6593.13.3
Public Administration and Safety1,1405.46.2
Education and Training2,44911.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance3,63817.111.7
Arts and Recreation Services3391.61.6
Other Services9334.43.9
Industry not classified8213.94.6

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, City of Mandurah: 0.3% Mining, City of Mandurah: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: 2.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: 0.7% Construction, City of Mandurah: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: 1.1% Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: 17.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: 9.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: 5.4% Education and Training, City of Mandurah: 11.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: 17.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: 1.6% Other Services, City of Mandurah: 4.4% Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: 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 City of Mandurah in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,666 local workers 17.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,638 local workers 17.1%)
  • Education and Training (2,449 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,753 people in total or 45.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.5% in Retail Trade; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.7% 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 (17.2% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 6.6%)

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