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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in City of Gosnells, making up 13.5% 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 Gosnells.

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 Gosnells 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 Gosnells 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1170.50.71010.40.6+16
Mining3781.63.12140.93.3+164
Manufacturing1,4466.05.92,35410.48.8-908
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1240.51.2980.41.1+26
Construction2,71711.28.32,59311.58.1+124
Wholesale Trade4541.92.86662.94.0-212
Retail Trade3,28113.510.43,27014.411.0+11
Accommodation and Food Services1,4746.16.81,2575.66.0+217
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1504.74.61,1365.04.4+14
Information Media and Telecommunications930.41.1650.31.2+28
Financial and Insurance Services2461.02.92321.03.1+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3851.61.94281.91.9-43
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0384.37.51,0964.88.7-58
Administrative and Support Services7243.03.06412.83.0+83
Public Administration and Safety1,8657.76.81,6247.26.8+241
Education and Training3,17613.19.42,75012.18.6+426
Health Care and Social Assistance2,68311.013.02,0589.111.5+625
Arts and Recreation Services2120.91.81720.81.6+40
Other Services1,3995.84.11,2795.73.9+120
Industry not classified1,3395.54.76002.72.2+739

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 Gosnells: 0.5% Mining, City of Gosnells: 1.6% Manufacturing, City of Gosnells: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Gosnells: 0.5% Construction, City of Gosnells: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Gosnells: 1.9% Retail Trade, City of Gosnells: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Gosnells: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Gosnells: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Gosnells: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Gosnells: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Gosnells: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Gosnells: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Gosnells: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Gosnells: 7.7% Education and Training, City of Gosnells: 13.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Gosnells: 11.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Gosnells: 0.9% Other Services, City of Gosnells: 5.8% Industry not classified, City of Gosnells: 5.5%
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 Gosnells: +16 Mining, City of Gosnells: +164 Manufacturing, City of Gosnells: -908 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Gosnells: +26 Construction, City of Gosnells: +124 Wholesale Trade, City of Gosnells: -212 Retail Trade, City of Gosnells: +11 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Gosnells: +217 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Gosnells: +14 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Gosnells: +28 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Gosnells: +14 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Gosnells: -43 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Gosnells: -58 Administrative and Support Services, City of Gosnells: +83 Public Administration and Safety, City of Gosnells: +241 Education and Training, City of Gosnells: +426 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Gosnells: +625 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Gosnells: +40 Other Services, City of Gosnells: +120 Industry not classified, City of Gosnells: +739
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 Gosnells in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,281 local workers 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (3,176 local workers 13.1%)
  • Construction (2,717 local workers 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,174 people in total or 37.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 10.4% in Retail Trade; 9.4% in Education and Training; and 8.3% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (11.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-908 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+739 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+625 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+426 local workers)

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