City of MitchamEconomic profile lite
Skip to content

City of Mitcham

Employment (Census) by industry

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Mitcham, making up 32.4% of total employment.

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

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 Total Employment and FTE Employment 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

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Mitcham 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing660.33.81130.54.6-47
Mining380.11.3270.10.9+11
Manufacturing1,2414.810.61,5996.712.9-358
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services960.41.4710.31.1+25
Construction1,2374.87.51,0604.56.5+177
Wholesale Trade6772.63.57873.33.8-110
Retail Trade2,60410.211.42,36610.011.9+238
Accommodation and Food Services1,1894.66.39634.15.8+226
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2330.94.11950.84.1+38
Information Media and Telecommunications1690.71.51370.61.6+32
Financial and Insurance Services3201.23.03351.43.3-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2951.21.32811.21.4+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6426.45.61,4216.05.4+221
Administrative and Support Services5752.23.46402.73.4-65
Public Administration and Safety6962.77.25742.46.7+122
Education and Training4,71918.48.14,27018.07.8+449
Health Care and Social Assistance8,30032.413.87,52531.712.7+775
Arts and Recreation Services3121.21.32230.91.2+89
Other Services1,0103.94.09664.13.9+44
Industry not classified1920.71.01580.70.9+34

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, South Australia: 3.8% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.5% Retail Trade, South Australia: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.2% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.3% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Industry not classified, South Australia: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Mining, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Construction, City of Mitcham: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Mitcham: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: 2.7% Education and Training, City of Mitcham: 18.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: 32.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Other Services, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Industry not classified, City of Mitcham: 0.7%
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 Mitcham: -47 Mining, City of Mitcham: +11 Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: -358 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: +25 Construction, City of Mitcham: +177 Wholesale Trade, City of Mitcham: -110 Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: +238 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: +226 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: +38 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: +32 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: -15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: +14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: +221 Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: -65 Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: +122 Education and Training, City of Mitcham: +449 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: +775 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: +89 Other Services, City of Mitcham: +44 Industry not classified, City of Mitcham: +34
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 workforce in City of Mitcham in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,300 people or 32.4%)
  • Education and Training (4,719 people or 18.4%)
  • Retail Trade (2,604 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 15,623 people in total or 61.0% of the total workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.1% in Education and Training; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce of the City of Mitcham and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (32.4% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed in Education and Training (18.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in Manufacturing (4.8% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.7% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Mitcham were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+775 people)
  • Education and Training (+449 people)
  • Manufacturing (-358 people)
  • Retail Trade (+238 people)

v16.07.05-1.0.8