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City of Armadale

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Armadale'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 City of Armadale residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Armadale, 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 City of Armadale 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
City of Armadale - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3250.92.52920.92.3+33
Mining1,6564.66.31,1953.85.9+461
Manufacturing2,6037.25.63,23710.37.8-634
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4421.21.23761.21.1+66
Construction3,74610.39.83,22910.39.7+517
Wholesale Trade1,2573.52.51,4744.73.4-217
Retail Trade3,93110.89.53,36310.79.6+568
Accommodation and Food Services1,9235.36.41,4004.55.6+523
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4766.84.61,9646.24.3+512
Information Media and Telecommunications3350.91.02760.91.0+59
Financial and Insurance Services7092.02.45531.82.4+156
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5901.61.75161.61.7+74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8015.06.41,6095.16.9+192
Administrative and Support Services1,1453.23.39032.93.0+242
Public Administration and Safety2,1646.06.21,7655.66.0+399
Education and Training2,7117.58.72,0776.67.6+634
Health Care and Social Assistance4,54612.511.73,17810.19.9+1,368
Arts and Recreation Services4501.21.63071.01.3+143
Other Services1,6564.64.01,3144.23.7+342
Industry not classified1,8335.14.67222.32.1+1,111
Total Persons36,299100.0100.029,750100.0100.0+6,549

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 City of Armadale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,546 people or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,931 people or 10.8%)
  • Construction (3,746 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,223 people in total or 33.7% 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 City of Armadale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.8% 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 Manufacturing (7.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Armadale were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,368 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,111 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+634 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-634 resident workforce)

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