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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), making up 10.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region).

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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5750.82.51,2580.72.4+317
Mining5,1702.66.64,6372.56.4+533
Manufacturing13,8057.15.621,51811.58.2-7,713
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,8661.01.22,0781.11.1-212
Construction17,5669.09.915,4588.310.4+2,108
Wholesale Trade9,3304.82.512,7726.93.5-3,442
Retail Trade20,11210.39.520,85011.210.0-738
Accommodation and Food Services12,1256.26.49,6905.25.9+2,435
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18,7309.64.617,3409.34.6+1,390
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5210.81.01,2760.71.1+245
Financial and Insurance Services2,5191.32.32,7171.52.5-198
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,7071.91.73,7462.01.7-39
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,3814.86.49,9875.47.2-606
Administrative and Support Services5,9243.03.35,1692.83.1+755
Public Administration and Safety9,8375.06.29,4105.06.2+427
Education and Training19,59110.08.716,6658.98.0+2,926
Health Care and Social Assistance18,3139.411.714,6897.910.3+3,624
Arts and Recreation Services5,4292.81.64,6332.51.3+796
Other Services8,5544.43.98,0924.33.9+462
Industry not classified10,0775.24.64,3982.42.2+5,679

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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.8% Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.6% Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.0% Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.8% Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.0% Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.8% Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.4% Industry not classified, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +317 Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +533 Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -7,713 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -212 Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,108 Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -3,442 Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -738 Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,435 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,390 Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +245 Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -198 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -606 Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +755 Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +427 Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,926 Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +3,624 Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +796 Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +462 Industry not classified, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +5,679
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (20,112 local workers 10.3%)
  • Education and Training (19,591 local workers 10.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (18,730 local workers 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 58,433 people in total or 29.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.5% in Retail Trade; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (4.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (2.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.4% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-7,713 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+5,679 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,624 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-3,442 local workers)

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