City of Canning

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of the City of Canning's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Canning residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Canning, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Canning are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Canning - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2280.52.31660.42.5+62
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5191.11.24761.11.2+43
Wholesale Trade1,3422.82.51,2713.02.5+71
Retail Trade4,3249.08.84,27010.19.5+54
Accommodation and Food Services4,0708.56.53,6078.66.4+463
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8085.84.52,2235.34.6+585
Information Media and Telecommunications4200.90.84521.11.0-32
Financial and Insurance Services1,0362.22.21,0302.42.4+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5731.21.46851.61.7-112
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,9458.26.93,0727.36.4+873
Administrative and Support Services1,7193.63.11,5653.73.3+154
Public Administration and Safety2,7365.75.92,5756.16.2+161
Education and Training4,2648.98.84,0159.58.7+249
Health Care and Social Assistance6,99514.613.65,37512.811.7+1,620
Arts and Recreation Services8371.71.67521.81.6+85
Other Services1,7323.63.91,6353.94.0+97
Industry not classified2,6115.44.62,0334.84.6+578
Total Persons48,042100.0100.042,133100.0100.0+5,909

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Canning in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,995 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (4,324 people or 9.0%)
  • Education and Training (4,264 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 15,583 people in total or 32.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Retail Trade and 8.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (6.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.5% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Canning were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,620 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+873 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+806 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+585 resident workforce)

City of Canning

economic profile