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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of the City of Rockingham’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Rockingham residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Rockingham, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Rockingham are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
City of Rockingham 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3170.72.43651.03.3-48
Mining2,6095.46.21,3143.64.3+1,295
Manufacturing5,75112.08.25,29314.69.5+458
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6271.31.13461.01.0+281
Construction5,73811.910.24,21111.69.1+1,527
Wholesale Trade1,4072.93.61,0953.04.0+312
Retail Trade5,27411.010.14,33711.911.1+937
Accommodation and Food Services2,5675.35.91,8365.15.8+731
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1484.54.51,5244.24.2+624
Information Media and Telecommunications3600.71.12850.81.3+75
Financial and Insurance Services8761.82.56911.92.9+185
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8171.71.76851.92.0+132
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1164.47.21,3713.86.3+745
Administrative and Support Services1,5613.23.11,1373.13.2+424
Public Administration and Safety4,5279.46.23,6079.96.4+920
Education and Training3,2486.88.02,2176.17.7+1,031
Health Care and Social Assistance4,7749.910.43,2719.010.2+1,503
Arts and Recreation Services5851.21.33951.11.3+190
Other Services1,7003.53.91,2853.53.8+415
Industry not classified1,0992.32.21,0522.92.7+47

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.4% Mining, Western Australia: 6.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.1% Construction, Western Australia: 10.2% 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: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.3% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: 0.7% Mining, City of Rockingham: 5.4% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 12.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 1.3% Construction, City of Rockingham: 11.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 2.9% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 9.4% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 9.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 3.5% Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: -48 Mining, City of Rockingham: +1,295 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: +458 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +281 Construction, City of Rockingham: +1,527 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: +312 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +937 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +731 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: +624 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +75 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: +185 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: +132 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +745 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: +424 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +920 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +1,031 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +1,503 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +190 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +415 Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: +47
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Rockingham in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (5,751 people or 12.0%)
  • Construction (5,738 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (5,274 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,763 people in total or 34.8% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.2% in Manufacturing; 10.2% in Construction; and 10.1% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (12.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.7% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+1,527 local labour force)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,503 local labour force)
  • Mining (+1,295 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+1,031 local labour force)

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