City of Belmont

Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in the City of Belmont, making up 23.0% 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 Belmont 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 Belmont.

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 Belmont 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 Belmont20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing570.12.5420.12.4+15
Mining2,3266.16.61,8905.06.4+436
Manufacturing2,5786.75.64,32511.58.2-1,747
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3140.81.24311.11.1-117
Construction2,8467.49.92,7407.310.4+106
Wholesale Trade2,1715.72.53,5019.33.5-1,330
Retail Trade3,2498.59.53,4439.110.0-194
Accommodation and Food Services2,0595.46.41,8004.85.9+259
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,84823.04.67,92621.04.6+922
Information Media and Telecommunications5611.51.03601.01.1+201
Financial and Insurance Services3941.02.33550.92.5+39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6551.71.77562.01.7-101
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6414.36.41,7044.57.2-63
Administrative and Support Services1,5694.13.31,1723.13.1+397
Public Administration and Safety1,9015.06.21,7984.86.2+103
Education and Training1,0002.68.79172.48.0+83
Health Care and Social Assistance2,3966.211.71,7834.710.3+613
Arts and Recreation Services4751.21.64881.31.3-13
Other Services1,4403.83.91,3923.73.9+48
Industry not classified1,9075.04.68662.32.2+1,041
Total persons38,387100.0100.037,699100.0100.0+688

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 Belmont in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,848 people or 23.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,249 people or 8.5%)
  • Construction (2,846 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,943 people in total or 38.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 9.9% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (23.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (2.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (5.7% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,747 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,330 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,041 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+922 local workers)

City of Belmont

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