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Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, making up 16.2% of total employment.

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

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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 2016
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47910.52.5
Mining922.06.6
Manufacturing2395.25.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250.51.2
Construction74016.29.9
Wholesale Trade1062.32.5
Retail Trade2726.09.5
Accommodation and Food Services2485.46.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2345.14.6
Information Media and Telecommunications210.51.0
Financial and Insurance Services250.52.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services681.51.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1453.26.4
Administrative and Support Services1252.73.3
Public Administration and Safety3086.76.2
Education and Training60913.38.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2836.211.7
Arts and Recreation Services1683.71.6
Other Services1363.03.9
Industry not classified2495.44.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.5% Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.0% Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 16.2% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.3% Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.7% Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 13.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.7% Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.0% Industry not classified, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.4%
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (740 local workers 16.2%)
  • Education and Training (609 local workers 13.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (479 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,828 people in total or 40.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.9% in Construction; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.5% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (16.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.2% compared to 11.7%)

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