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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Rockingham, making up 16.9% of total employment.

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

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 Rockingham 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2090.92.42371.23.3-28
Mining1120.56.4780.44.3+34
Manufacturing1,4566.08.31,0165.39.5+440
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services450.21.2380.21.1+7
Construction1,6796.910.41,5778.29.0+102
Wholesale Trade4521.93.63982.14.1+54
Retail Trade4,09516.910.13,26617.011.3+829
Accommodation and Food Services1,9718.15.91,3437.05.8+628
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7042.94.65733.04.2+131
Information Media and Telecommunications1870.81.11130.61.4+74
Financial and Insurance Services3351.42.63021.63.0+33
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5152.11.85062.62.0+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7523.17.36333.36.5+119
Administrative and Support Services6442.73.14752.53.2+169
Public Administration and Safety3,22613.36.33,08916.16.6+137
Education and Training3,02912.58.12,22311.67.9+806
Health Care and Social Assistance3,22813.310.42,00910.510.3+1,219
Arts and Recreation Services3741.51.43021.61.3+72
Other Services9964.13.98414.43.9+155
Industry not classified2210.91.31921.01.4+29

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 Rockingham: 0.9% Mining, City of Rockingham: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 0.2% Construction, City of Rockingham: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 1.9% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 16.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 13.3% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 12.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.5% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 4.1% Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: 0.9%
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 Rockingham: -28 Mining, City of Rockingham: +34 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: +440 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +7 Construction, City of Rockingham: +102 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: +54 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +829 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +628 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: +131 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +74 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: +33 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +119 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: +169 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +137 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +806 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +1,219 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +72 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +155 Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: +29
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 Rockingham in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (4,095 local workers 16.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,228 local workers 13.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,226 local workers 13.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 10,549 people in total or 43.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.1% in Retail Trade; 10.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 6.3% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (13.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,219 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+829 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+806 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+628 local workers)

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