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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Shire of Gingin, making up 45.3% of total employment.

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

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 Gingin 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 Gingin subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Gingin 2016
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing86445.32.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.51.2
Wholesale Trade412.12.5
Retail Trade1226.49.5
Accommodation and Food Services924.86.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing361.94.6
Information Media and Telecommunications30.21.0
Financial and Insurance Services160.82.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services241.31.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services382.06.4
Administrative and Support Services412.13.3
Public Administration and Safety764.06.2
Education and Training824.38.7
Health Care and Social Assistance412.111.7
Arts and Recreation Services201.01.6
Other Services492.63.9
Industry not classified804.24.6

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 Gingin: 45.3% Mining, Shire of Gingin: 1.6% Manufacturing, Shire of Gingin: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Gingin: 0.5% Construction, Shire of Gingin: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Gingin: 2.1% Retail Trade, Shire of Gingin: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Gingin: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Gingin: 1.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Gingin: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Gingin: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Gingin: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Gingin: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Gingin: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Gingin: 4.0% Education and Training, Shire of Gingin: 4.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Gingin: 2.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Gingin: 1.0% Other Services, Shire of Gingin: 2.6% Industry not classified, Shire of Gingin: 4.2%
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 Gingin in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (864 local workers 45.3%)
  • Construction (144 local workers 7.5%)
  • Retail Trade (122 local workers 6.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,130 people in total or 59.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.9% in Construction; and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (45.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (2.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 6.4%)