Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Resident workers - Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,792||0.8||2.5||1,336||0.6||2.3||+456|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||2,566||1.1||1.2||2,506||1.1||1.1||+60|
|Accommodation and Food Services||15,649||6.9||6.4||12,660||5.6||5.6||+2,989|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||14,237||6.2||4.6||12,981||5.7||4.3||+1,256|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||2,315||1.0||1.0||2,324||1.0||1.0||-9|
|Financial and Insurance Services||5,457||2.4||2.4||5,680||2.5||2.4||-223|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||3,943||1.7||1.7||3,742||1.7||1.7||+201|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||14,790||6.5||6.4||16,571||7.3||6.9||-1,781|
|Administrative and Support Services||7,871||3.4||3.3||7,007||3.1||3.0||+864|
|Public Administration and Safety||13,779||6.0||6.2||13,354||5.9||6.0||+425|
|Education and Training||18,615||8.2||8.7||16,380||7.2||7.6||+2,235|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||26,817||11.7||11.7||21,703||9.6||9.9||+5,114|
|Arts and Recreation Services||3,571||1.6||1.6||3,401||1.5||1.3||+170|
|Industry not classified||11,431||5.0||4.6||4,812||2.1||2.1||+6,619|
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (26,817 people or 11.7%)
- Retail Trade (22,226 people or 9.7%)
- Construction (21,075 people or 9.2%)
In combination these three industries employed 70,118 people in total or 30.7% 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.8% compared to 2.5%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.2% compared to 4.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.6% compared to 6.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Wholesale Trade (3.3% compared to 2.5%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were for those employed in:
- Industry not classified (+6,619 resident workforce)
- Manufacturing (-6,077 resident workforce)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,114 resident workforce)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+2,989 resident workforce)