Town of Cambridge

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Town of Cambridge, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,924 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Town of Cambridge. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Town of Cambridge regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Town of Cambridge's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Town of Cambridge2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing610.42.1590.42.9+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40.01.410.01.4+3
Wholesale Trade1050.72.82041.32.7-98
Retail Trade9696.28.39766.29.2-6
Accommodation and Food Services1,1537.46.21,0396.66.8+114
Transport, Postal and Warehousing780.55.1870.64.9-8
Information Media and Telecommunications780.51.1700.41.2+8
Financial and Insurance Services4873.12.36384.12.3-152
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2171.41.62551.61.6-37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,73111.17.51,63310.46.7+98
Administrative and Support Services3382.22.95093.33.2-171
Public Administration and Safety4442.85.95133.36.3-70
Education and Training1,5479.98.31,58210.18.9-35
Health Care and Social Assistance5,92438.013.45,72236.612.2+203
Arts and Recreation Services5623.61.86414.12.1-79
Other Services4412.84.14953.24.1-54
Total industries15,609100.0100.015,654100.0100.0-45

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Town of Cambridge in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,924 people or 38.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,731 people or 11.1%)
  • Education and Training (1,547 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 9,202 people in total or 59.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (38.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (1.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.4% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Town of Cambridge decreased by -45 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+203 local workers)
  • Construction (+142 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+114 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+98 local workers)

Town of Cambridge

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