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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in City of Armadale, making up 17.2% 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 City of Armadale.

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, City of Armadale 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
City of Armadale 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2621.50.72681.90.6-6
Mining970.63.1420.33.3+55
Manufacturing9545.45.99566.88.8-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1250.71.21070.81.1+18
Construction1,6359.38.31,2769.18.1+359
Wholesale Trade3462.02.83062.24.0+40
Retail Trade2,56614.610.42,16415.511.0+402
Accommodation and Food Services1,3737.86.89887.16.0+385
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6333.64.65103.74.4+123
Information Media and Telecommunications1150.71.11270.91.2-12
Financial and Insurance Services1701.02.91571.13.1+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3011.71.92822.01.9+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5112.97.54303.18.7+81
Administrative and Support Services5223.03.03362.43.0+186
Public Administration and Safety1,1046.36.87535.46.8+351
Education and Training2,26212.89.41,79612.98.6+466
Health Care and Social Assistance3,03017.213.02,46017.611.5+570
Arts and Recreation Services1600.91.81491.11.6+11
Other Services7244.14.15754.13.9+149
Industry not classified7244.14.72842.02.2+440

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, Greater Perth: 0.7% Mining, Greater Perth: 3.1% Manufacturing, Greater Perth: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Perth: 1.2% Construction, Greater Perth: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Perth: 2.8% Retail Trade, Greater Perth: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Perth: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Perth: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Perth: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Perth: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Perth: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Perth: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Perth: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Perth: 6.8% Education and Training, Greater Perth: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Perth: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Perth: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Perth: 4.1% Industry not classified, Greater Perth: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Armadale: 1.5% Mining, City of Armadale: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Armadale: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Armadale: 0.7% Construction, City of Armadale: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Armadale: 2.0% Retail Trade, City of Armadale: 14.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Armadale: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Armadale: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Armadale: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Armadale: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Armadale: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Armadale: 2.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Armadale: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Armadale: 6.3% Education and Training, City of Armadale: 12.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Armadale: 17.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Armadale: 0.9% Other Services, City of Armadale: 4.1% Industry not classified, City of Armadale: 4.1%
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, City of Armadale: -6 Mining, City of Armadale: +55 Manufacturing, City of Armadale: -2 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Armadale: +18 Construction, City of Armadale: +359 Wholesale Trade, City of Armadale: +40 Retail Trade, City of Armadale: +402 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Armadale: +385 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Armadale: +123 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Armadale: -12 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Armadale: +13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Armadale: +19 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Armadale: +81 Administrative and Support Services, City of Armadale: +186 Public Administration and Safety, City of Armadale: +351 Education and Training, City of Armadale: +466 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Armadale: +570 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Armadale: +11 Other Services, City of Armadale: +149 Industry not classified, City of Armadale: +440
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 City of Armadale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,030 local workers 17.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,566 local workers 14.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,262 local workers 12.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,858 people in total or 44.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.4% in Retail Trade; and 9.4% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of City of Armadale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Armadale were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+570 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+466 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+440 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+402 local workers)

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