City of Armadale

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Armadale, 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 the City of Armadale 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 Armadale.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Armadale in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Armadale20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2621.52.52681.92.4-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1250.71.21070.81.1+18
Wholesale Trade3462.02.53062.23.5+40
Retail Trade2,56614.69.52,16415.510.0+402
Accommodation and Food Services1,3737.86.49887.15.9+385
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6333.64.65103.64.6+123
Information Media and Telecommunications1150.71.01270.91.1-12
Financial and Insurance Services1701.02.31571.12.5+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3011.71.72822.01.7+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5112.96.44303.17.2+81
Administrative and Support Services5223.03.33362.43.1+186
Public Administration and Safety1,1046.36.27535.46.2+351
Education and Training2,26212.88.71,79612.88.0+466
Health Care and Social Assistance3,03017.211.72,46017.610.3+570
Arts and Recreation Services1600.91.61491.11.3+11
Other Services7244.13.95754.13.9+149
Industry not classified7244.14.62842.02.2+440
Total persons17,614100.0100.013,981100.0100.0+3,633

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Armadale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,030 people or 17.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,566 people or 14.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,262 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,858 people in total or 44.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (14.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Armadale were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+570 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+466 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+440 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+402 local workers)

City of Armadale

economic profile