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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.

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) 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7920.82.51,3360.62.4+456
Mining10,5924.66.39,8134.66.2+779
Manufacturing13,9486.15.620,0259.38.2-6,077
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,5661.11.22,5061.21.1+60
Construction21,0759.29.819,5559.110.2+1,520
Wholesale Trade7,4883.32.59,9284.63.6-2,440
Retail Trade22,2269.79.522,32210.410.1-96
Accommodation and Food Services15,6496.96.412,6605.95.9+2,989
Transport, Postal and Warehousing14,2376.24.612,9816.04.5+1,256
Information Media and Telecommunications2,3151.01.02,3241.11.1-9
Financial and Insurance Services5,4572.42.45,6802.62.5-223
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,9431.71.73,7421.71.7+201
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,7906.56.416,5717.77.2-1,781
Administrative and Support Services7,8713.43.37,0073.33.1+864
Public Administration and Safety13,7796.06.213,3546.26.2+425
Education and Training18,6158.28.716,3807.68.0+2,235
Health Care and Social Assistance26,81711.711.721,70310.110.4+5,114
Arts and Recreation Services4,0211.81.63,4011.61.3+620
Other Services9,7384.34.08,9804.23.9+758
Industry not classified11,4315.04.64,9572.32.2+6,474

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.3% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.8% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.0% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.8% Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.6% Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.1% Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.2% Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.3% Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.0% Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.8% Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.3% Industry not classified, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +456 Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +779 Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -6,077 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +60 Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,520 Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -2,440 Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -96 Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,989 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,256 Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -9 Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -223 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +201 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1,781 Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +864 Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +425 Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,235 Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +5,114 Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +620 Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +758 Industry not classified, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +6,474
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in 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 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.6% compared to 6.3%)

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 (+6,474 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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