City of Cockburn

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of the City of Cockburn'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 Cockburn residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Cockburn, 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 Cockburn 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 Cockburn - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4060.62.33900.82.5+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7151.11.26491.31.2+66
Wholesale Trade1,7742.82.51,5483.02.5+226
Retail Trade5,4988.78.85,15810.09.5+340
Accommodation and Food Services3,6175.76.52,9165.66.4+701
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,9854.74.52,5915.04.6+394
Information Media and Telecommunications3960.60.84010.81.0-5
Financial and Insurance Services1,3862.22.21,2172.42.4+169
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8001.31.47821.51.7+18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,2966.86.93,1086.06.4+1,188
Administrative and Support Services1,7882.83.11,6263.13.3+162
Public Administration and Safety3,6865.95.93,1106.06.2+576
Education and Training5,8179.28.84,6058.98.7+1,212
Health Care and Social Assistance9,08714.413.66,54812.611.7+2,539
Arts and Recreation Services9881.61.68141.61.6+174
Other Services2,6014.13.92,1774.24.0+424
Industry not classified3,1305.04.62,5614.94.6+569
Total Persons62,905100.0100.051,741100.0100.0+11,164

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 Cockburn in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,087 people or 14.4%)
  • Construction (5,855 people or 9.3%)
  • Education and Training (5,817 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 20,759 people in total or 33.0% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (6.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (5.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.4% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,539 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+1,532 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,212 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,188 resident workforce)

City of Cockburn

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