Town of Cambridge

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Town of Cambridge

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Town of Cambridge, making up 36.1% of total employment.

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

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 Town of Cambridge 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
Town of Cambridge20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing430.32.5230.22.4+20
Mining1371.06.61281.26.4+9
Manufacturing1871.45.62712.58.2-84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.11.2800.71.1-67
Construction5794.49.94744.310.4+105
Wholesale Trade1741.32.52842.63.5-110
Retail Trade8966.89.59328.510.0-36
Accommodation and Food Services8396.46.45515.05.9+288
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1010.84.62001.84.6-99
Information Media and Telecommunications680.51.0660.61.1+2
Financial and Insurance Services5153.92.32982.72.5+217
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2732.11.72081.91.7+65
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,32610.16.41,0869.97.2+240
Administrative and Support Services4113.13.32512.33.1+160
Public Administration and Safety3752.96.23122.96.2+63
Education and Training1,2089.28.78878.18.0+321
Health Care and Social Assistance4,74636.111.74,21638.510.3+530
Arts and Recreation Services3802.91.61541.41.3+226
Other Services3472.63.93212.93.9+26
Industry not classified5113.94.62081.92.2+303
Total persons13,129100.0100.010,946100.0100.0+2,183

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 Town of Cambridge in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,746 people or 36.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,326 people or 10.1%)
  • Education and Training (1,208 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,280 people in total or 55.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.7% 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 (36.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (1.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+530 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+321 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+303 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+288 local workers)

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