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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in City of Canning, making up 12.4% 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 Canning.

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 Canning 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 Canning 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2500.50.7980.20.6+152
Mining1,4452.63.11,4572.63.3-12
Manufacturing6,45211.85.910,24718.08.8-3,795
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8181.51.29321.61.1-114
Construction4,6828.58.34,5237.98.1+159
Wholesale Trade5,3969.82.86,85012.04.0-1,454
Retail Trade6,82012.410.47,27812.811.0-458
Accommodation and Food Services2,3044.26.81,8603.36.0+444
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,8338.84.64,7118.34.4+122
Information Media and Telecommunications3870.71.13860.71.2+1
Financial and Insurance Services5521.02.96931.23.1-141
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0221.91.91,1041.91.9-82
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1383.97.52,4664.38.7-328
Administrative and Support Services1,2832.33.01,2512.23.0+32
Public Administration and Safety2,4184.46.82,2494.06.8+169
Education and Training3,2776.09.42,8375.08.6+440
Health Care and Social Assistance3,9537.213.03,3835.911.5+570
Arts and Recreation Services4590.81.84520.81.6+7
Other Services2,7965.14.12,7324.83.9+64
Industry not classified3,6236.64.71,4092.52.2+2,214

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 Canning: 0.5% Mining, City of Canning: 2.6% Manufacturing, City of Canning: 11.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canning: 1.5% Construction, City of Canning: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Canning: 9.8% Retail Trade, City of Canning: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canning: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canning: 8.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canning: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canning: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canning: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canning: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Canning: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Canning: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Canning: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canning: 7.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canning: 0.8% Other Services, City of Canning: 5.1% Industry not classified, City of Canning: 6.6%
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 Canning: +152 Mining, City of Canning: -12 Manufacturing, City of Canning: -3,795 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canning: -114 Construction, City of Canning: +159 Wholesale Trade, City of Canning: -1,454 Retail Trade, City of Canning: -458 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canning: +444 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canning: +122 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canning: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canning: -141 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canning: -82 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canning: -328 Administrative and Support Services, City of Canning: +32 Public Administration and Safety, City of Canning: +169 Education and Training, City of Canning: +440 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canning: +570 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canning: +7 Other Services, City of Canning: +64 Industry not classified, City of Canning: +2,214
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 Canning in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (6,820 local workers 12.4%)
  • Manufacturing (6,452 local workers 11.8%)
  • Wholesale Trade (5,396 local workers 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 18,668 people in total or 34.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 10.4% in Retail Trade; 5.9% in Manufacturing; and 2.8% in Wholesale Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (9.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.2% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-3,795 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+2,214 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,454 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+570 local workers)

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