City of Gosnells

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Gosnells'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 Gosnells residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Gosnells, 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 Gosnells 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Gosnells - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3570.72.51960.42.3+161
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6241.21.26321.21.1-8
Wholesale Trade2,0203.82.52,6955.03.4-675
Retail Trade5,67510.79.55,78110.79.6-106
Accommodation and Food Services3,4796.66.42,7745.15.6+705
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6947.04.63,4926.54.3+202
Information Media and Telecommunications4910.91.05181.01.0-27
Financial and Insurance Services1,1582.22.41,2262.32.4-68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7591.41.77971.51.7-38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,6305.06.42,9585.56.9-328
Administrative and Support Services1,8673.53.31,6223.03.0+245
Public Administration and Safety3,1155.96.23,1235.86.0-8
Education and Training3,6316.98.73,2346.07.6+397
Health Care and Social Assistance6,14811.611.75,0389.39.9+1,110
Arts and Recreation Services7561.41.66481.21.3+108
Other Services2,3864.54.02,3094.33.7+77
Industry not classified3,0265.74.61,2872.42.1+1,739
Total Persons52,942100.0100.051,070100.0100.0+1,872

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Gosnells in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,148 people or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (5,675 people or 10.7%)
  • Construction (5,094 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,917 people in total or 32.0% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 9.8% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (3.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (6.9% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Gosnells were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,881 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,739 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,110 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+705 resident workforce)

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