Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7920.82.51,3360.62.3+456
Mining10,5924.66.39,8134.35.9+779
Manufacturing13,9486.15.620,0258.87.8-6,077
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,5661.11.22,5061.11.1+60
Construction21,0759.29.819,5558.69.7+1,520
Wholesale Trade7,4883.32.59,9284.43.4-2,440
Retail Trade22,2269.79.522,3229.89.6-96
Accommodation and Food Services15,6496.96.412,6605.65.6+2,989
Transport, Postal and Warehousing14,2376.24.612,9815.74.3+1,256
Information Media and Telecommunications2,3151.01.02,3241.01.0-9
Financial and Insurance Services5,4572.42.45,6802.52.4-223
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,9431.71.73,7421.71.7+201
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,7906.56.416,5717.36.9-1,781
Administrative and Support Services7,8713.43.37,0073.13.0+864
Public Administration and Safety13,7796.06.213,3545.96.0+425
Education and Training18,6158.28.716,3807.27.6+2,235
Health Care and Social Assistance26,81711.711.721,7039.69.9+5,114
Arts and Recreation Services3,5711.61.63,4011.51.3+170
Other Services9,7384.34.08,9804.03.7+758
Industry not classified11,4315.04.64,8122.12.1+6,619
Total Persons227,900100.0100.0215,080100.0100.0+12,820

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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