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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the Shire of Denmark, making up 12.6% of total employment.

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

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The Shire of Denmark currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Shire of Denmark subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Denmark 2016
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22011.72.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.41.2
Wholesale Trade100.52.5
Retail Trade22011.79.5
Accommodation and Food Services22912.26.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing452.44.6
Information Media and Telecommunications50.31.0
Financial and Insurance Services191.02.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services311.61.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services854.56.4
Administrative and Support Services291.53.3
Public Administration and Safety1005.36.2
Education and Training23612.68.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1749.311.7
Arts and Recreation Services382.01.6
Other Services512.73.9
Industry not classified904.84.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Denmark: 11.7% Mining, Shire of Denmark: 0.8% Manufacturing, Shire of Denmark: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Denmark: 0.4% Construction, Shire of Denmark: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Denmark: 0.5% Retail Trade, Shire of Denmark: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Denmark: 12.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Denmark: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Denmark: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Denmark: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Denmark: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Denmark: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Denmark: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Denmark: 5.3% Education and Training, Shire of Denmark: 12.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Denmark: 9.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Denmark: 2.0% Other Services, Shire of Denmark: 2.7% Industry not classified, Shire of Denmark: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Shire of Denmark in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (236 local workers 12.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (229 local workers 12.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (220 local workers 11.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 685 people in total or 36.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.7% in Education and Training; 6.4% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 6.6%)